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08/24/16Grainger Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program by Offering Special Grants
Community College Partners with Most Scholarship Recipients Receive Grants CHICAGO, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it awarded special one-time grants to the six community colleges most active in the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program.  Grant awards were based on the top three community colleges with the most students earnin... 
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08/11/16Grainger Reports July 2016 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of July 2016.  Company daily sales increased 3 percent in July of 2016 versus July of 2015.  The sales growth included a 4 percentage point contribution from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015.  Excluding acquisitions, organic daily sales were down 1 percent, driven by a 1 percentage point decline in price and flat volume.  The month of July 2016 had 20 selling days, ... 
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08/08/16Grainger Announces Next Step In CEO Succession Process
DG Macpherson Becomes Fifth CEO In Company History Jim Ryan To Continue As Chairman Of The Board CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and CEO of Grainger (NYSE:GWW), today announced that the Board of Directors approved his nomination of DG Macpherson, currently Chief Operating Officer, to become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective October 1, 2016.  This is the penultimate step in the multiyear succession process and will c... 
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07/27/16Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.22 per share payable on September 1, 2016, to shareholders of record on August 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.p... 
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07/19/16Grainger Reports Results For The 2016 Second Quarter
Revises 2016 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.6 billion, up 2 percent - Reported EPS of $2.79, down 14 percent - Adjusted EPS of $2.89, down 12 percent CHICAGO, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2016 second quarter ended June 30, 2016.  Sales of $2.6 billion increased 2 percent versus $2.5 billion in the second quarter of 2015.  There were 64 selling days in the 2016 second quarter, the same as the 2015 second q... 
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06/13/16Grainger Reports May 2016 Sales Results
CHICAGO, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of May 2016.  Company daily sales increased 1 percent in May of 2016 versus May of 2015.  The sales growth included a 4 percentage point contribution from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015.  Excluding acquisitions, organic daily sales were down 3 percent, driven by a 1 percentage point decrease in volume, a 1 percentage point decline in price, and a 1 percentag... 
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05/12/16Grainger Reports April 2016 Sales Results
CHICAGO, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported daily sales results for the month of April 2016.  Company daily sales increased 4 percent in April of 2016 versus April of 2015.  The sales growth included a 4 percentage point contribution from Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, acquired September 1, 2015.  Excluding acquisitions, organic daily sales were flat driven by a 1 percentage point increase in volume and a 1 percentage point benefit from the timing of the Easter ... 
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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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