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Form 8-K for GRAINGER W W INC


30-Apr-2014

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a) An annual meeting of shareholders of the Company was held on April 30, 2014.

(b) At that meeting:

Management's nominees were elected directors for the ensuing year. Of the 62,882,664 shares present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting, the number of shares voted for, the number of shares as to which authority to vote in the election was withheld, and the number of broker non-votes were as follows with respect to each of the nominees:

                                         Shares as to
                                         Which Voting
                         Shares Voted      Authority
         Name            for Election      Withheld     Broker Non-Votes
B. P. Anderson            57,856,616       1,115,147       3,910,901
V. A. Hailey              57,489,719       1,482,044       3,910,901
W. K. Hall                58,453,167        518,596        3,910,901
S. L. Levenick            58,381,300        590,463        3,910,901
N. S. Novich              58,075,182        896,581        3,910,901
M. J. Roberts             58,465,760        506,003        3,910,901
G. L. Rogers              58,452,334        519,429        3,910,901
J. T. Ryan                57,742,909       1,228,854       3,910,901
E. S. Santi               58,494,192        477,571        3,910,901
J. D. Slavik              58,128,825        842,938        3,910,901

A proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditor of Grainger for the year ending December 31, 2014, was approved. Of the 62,882,664 shares present or represented by proxy at the meeting, 62,267,705 shares were voted for the proposal, 430,859 shares were voted against the proposal and 184,100 shares abstained from voting with respect to the proposal.

A non-binding advisory proposal to approve the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers was approved. Of the 62,882,664 shares present or represented by proxy at the meeting, 57,980,588 shares were voted for the proposal, 738,269 shares were voted against the proposal and 252,906 shares abstained from voting with respect to the proposal. There were 3,910,901 broker non­votes.


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