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04/27/16Grainger's Shareholders Elect 10 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan and Chief Operating Officer DG Macpherson provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2015 full year and 2016 first quarter performance.  A copy of the speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders re-elected the following directors:   ... 
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04/27/16Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 4.3 Percent
CHICAGO, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 4.3 percent to $1.22 per share payable on June 1, 2016, to shareholders of record on May 9, 2016. Grainger has delivered 45 consecutive years of increased dividends. "Consistently increasing the dividend demonstrates our commitment to shareholder value. At the same time, we will continue to invest in the business to drive long term r... 
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04/18/16Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced plans to participate in the following investor conferences during the 2016 second quarter. May 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and D.G. Macpherson, Chief Operating Officer, will present ... 
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04/18/16Grainger Reports Results For The 2016 First Quarter
Narrows 2016 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.5 billion, up 3 percent - Reported EPS of $2.98, down 3 percent - Adjusted EPS of $3.18, up 3 percent CHICAGO, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2016 first quarter ended March 31, 2016.  Sales of $2.5 billion increased 3 percent versus $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2015.  There were 64 selling days in the 2016 first quarter, one more than the 2015 first quart... 
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03/23/16Grainger Earns Top Spot in Category of Wholesalers: Diversified on the FORTUNE List of World's Most Admired Companies
This Marks the Third Consecutive Year Grainger Achieved the Top Ranking CHICAGO, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it earned the number one ranking on FORTUNE magazine's 2016 List of World's Most Admired Companies in the category of Wholesalers: Diversified. This marks the third consecutive year Grainger attained the top spot in this categ... 
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03/11/16Grainger Reports February 2016 Sales Results
CHICAGO, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of February 2016.  Company daily sales increased 1 percent in February of 2016 versus February of 2015.  The sales growth included a 4 percentage point contribution from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015, and a 1 percentage point reduction from foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales declined 2 percent driven by a 2 ... 
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02/17/16Ten Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 27, 2016
CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2016-2017 period. The ten candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders are: Rodney C. Adkins Brian P. Anderson V. Ann Hailey Stuart L. Levenick Neil S. Novich Michael J. Roberts Gary L. Rogers James T. Ryan E. Scott Santi James D. Slavik William K. Hall will not stand for re-el... 
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02/12/16Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it plans to participate at the following investor conferences during the 2016 first quarter. February 18, 2016 at 11:35 a.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Beach, FL. March 8, 2016 at 1:40 p.... 
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02/11/16Grainger Reports January 2016 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of January 2016.  Company daily sales increased 4 percent in January of 2016 versus January of 2015.  The sales growth included a 4 percentage point contribution from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015, and a 2 percentage point reduction from foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales grew 2 percent driven by a 3 percenta... 
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02/09/16Schools Have a New Solution for Purchasing Maintenance Products and Managing Workflow
Grainger and SchoolDude Introduce a Cloud-Based Tool That Increases Ease of Purchase and Decreases Paperwork CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) and SchoolDude today announced the Click2BuySM solution, a new and efficient way to help educational institutions better manage workflow when purchasing products used to maintain, repair and operate their facilities.  The Click2Buy solution is cloud-based and helps customers in the education industry automate the purchase p... 
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02/08/16The 2016 #GraingerShow Provides Customers with Solutions and Products to Help Increase Productivity and Stay Safe
More Than 700 Suppliers Exhibiting on Grainger's Largest Show Floor to Date ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today welcomes attendees to its annual Grainger Show in Orlando, Fla.  Scheduled through February 10, this industry leading event brings together many customers, suppliers and Grainger team members from across the country. "This sh... 
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01/27/16Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of $1.17 per share payable on March 1, 2016, to shareholders of record on February 8, 2016. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2015 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.   To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-r... 
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01/26/16Grainger Reports Results For Year Ended December 31, 2015
Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $2.30; $2.49 Adjusted Reiterates 2016 Sales and EPS Guidance 2015 Highlights - Sales of $10 billion - EPS of $11.58, up 1 percent - Cash flow from operations of $1.0 billion - Share repurchases of $1.4 billion - Cash returned to shareholders of $1.7 billion CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the year ended December 31, 2015.  Sales of $10 billion were flat versus 2014.  Reported net earnings... 
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