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Form 8-K for GRAINGER W W INC


2-Sep-2014

Change in Directors or Principal Officers


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

(b) As further described below, two senior finance executives of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (the "Company"), William Lomax and Gregory S. Irving, have exchanged positions effective as of September 1, 2014. Accordingly, this Current Report on Form 8-K reports the departure of Mr. Irving on that date from his position as the Company's Vice President and Controller, in which capacity he had served as the Company's principal accounting officer and Mr. Lomax's appointment to those positions.

(c) Effective as of September 1, 2014, the Company's Board of Directors has elected Gregory S. Irving, 55, as the Company's Vice President Global Supply Chain and International. Mr. Irving was previously the Company's Vice President and Controller (as noted above), a position which he assumed in 2008. Previously, Mr. Irving served as Vice President, Finance, for Acklands - Grainger Inc. since 2004. After joining Grainger in 1999 he served in various management positions including Vice President, Financial Services and Director, Internal Audit.

Effective as of September 1, 2014, the Company's Board of Directors has elected William Lomax, 50, as the Company's Vice President and Controller, in which capacity he will serve as the Company's principal accounting officer. Mr. Lomax was previously the Company's Vice President Global Supply Chain and International, a position assumed in 2013; Vice President, Grainger International and Chief Risk Officer, positions assumed in 2010 and 2013, respectively; and Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Acklands Grainger Inc., a position assumed in 2008. After joining Acklands Grainger Inc. in 2002 as Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, Mr. Lomax has served in increasingly responsible roles including Finance SAP Team Leader, Acklands Grainger Inc.; and Director, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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