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08/02/17Grainger Announces Retirement Of Jim Ryan As Board Chairman
DG Macpherson, Grainger CEO, to become Chairman as Planned CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stu Levenick, Lead Director of the Board for Grainger (NYSE:GWW), today announced that upon the retirement of Jim Ryan, Board Chairman, the Board of Directors has named DG Macpherson, Grainger CEO, to assume the additional role of Chairman of the Board, effective October 1, 2017.  Macpherson's appointment to Chairman is part of the succession plan highlighted in August of last year, when Macpherso... 
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07/26/17Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.28 per share payable on Sept. 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on Aug. 14, 2017. 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.   View original content:http://www.prnewswire.... 
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07/25/17W.W. Grainger, Inc. Names Beatriz R. Perez to its Board of Directors
CHICAGO, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it has appointed Beatriz "Bea" R. Perez, Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, to its Board of Directors.  She will serve on the Board Affairs and Nominating Committee, and the Compensation Committee of Grainger's Board.  ... 
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07/19/17Grainger Reports Results For The 2017 Second Quarter
Reiterates 2017 Sales and EPS Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.6 billion, up 2 percent - Reported EPS of $1.67, down 40 percent, reflecting $1.07 per share of charges primarily from streamlining unprofitable businesses - Adjusted EPS of $2.74, down 5 percent, in line with company expectations CHICAGO, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2017 second quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Sales of $2.6 billion increased 2 percent versus $... 
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06/05/17Grainger Launches Gamut.com for Customers Seeking Robust Product and Application Information to Help Solve Problems Quickly
Broad, Curated Range of Industrial Products Offered in an Easy-to-Use Website CHICAGO, June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the launch of Gamut.com, a new e-commerce capability designed to provide useful information to industrial professionals seeking time-saving solutions for challenging projects. Gamut.com uses a proprietary informati... 
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06/01/17Grainger Releases White Paper on Building a Sustainable Safety Culture in Time for National Safety Month
Paper Examines Safety Culture as a Critical Concept for Explaining, Understanding and Preventing Workplace Accidents CHICAGO, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today released a new white paper titled "How We Should Talk about Safety Culture: Rewriting the Conversation," in conjunction with National Safety Month in June. Published on The Safety Record SM ... 
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05/17/17Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, May 17, 2017 /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 2017 second quarter. May 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, D.G. Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, FL. June 7, 2017 at 9:40 a.m. EDT, D.G. Macpherson, will p... 
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04/26/17Grainger's Shareholders Elect 10 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) held its annual shareholder meeting in Lake Forest, Illinois, today. Grainger Chairman Jim Ryan presided over the meeting and Chief Executive Officer D.G. Macpherson provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2016 full year and 2017 first quarter performance.  A copy of the speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders elected the following 10 directors: Rodney C. Adkins... 
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04/26/17Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 5 Percent
CHICAGO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 5 percent to $1.28 per share payable on June 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on May 8, 2017.  Grainger has delivered 46 consecutive years of increased dividends. "Consistently increasing the dividend demonstrates our commitment to shareholder value.  At the same time, we will continue to manage the business to drive long-term resu... 
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