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Grainger Appoints Mark Lohman to Chief Information Security Officer

CHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2017 Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the appointment of Mark Lohman to the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

Lohman joined Grainger in 2014 as senior director of information security and business continuity. Since then, he has played an important role in establishing and maintaining the company's cybersecurity vision and collaborating with customers, Grainger leadership and the board of directors on security-related matters. This new appointment formalizes Lohman's CISO role with Grainger, which includes functioning as the company's HIPAA Security Officer.

"Mark has decades of experience in information security, and we are excited to announce his new role as Chief Information Security Officer," said Greg Harman, Grainger Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "Cyber threats are constantly evolving at the same time our company information must become more accessible and mobile for our customers, suppliers and team members. This means companies need to prioritize vigilance and awareness to realize information security. Strengthening our commitment to cybersecurity demonstrates to all of our partners that Grainger plays an active role in securing sensitive data and our systems, and enables Grainger to be a reliable and trusted partner."

Prior to joining Grainger, Lohman spent his career of more than 20 years leading and training security teams, managing incident response issues and delivering security solutions to large global companies across several industries, including aerospace and defense, energy, financial services and healthcare.

About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2016 sales of $10.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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Tony Macrito
847-535-1272
anthony.macrito@grainger.com

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