Form 8-K 11.29.11
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
November 29, 2011
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
100 Grainger Parkway, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On November 29, 2011, the Company announced that Michael A.Pulick, currently Senior Vice President and President, Grainger U.S., will become Senior Vice President and President, Grainger International, that Court D. Carruthers, currently Senior Vice President and President, Grainger International, will become Senior Vice President and President, Grainger U.S., and that Donald G. Macpherson currently Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain will become Senior Vice President and President, Global Supply Chain and Corporate Strategy. The appointments are effective January 1, 2012.
A copy of the press release announcing the appointments is attached hereto as exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibits (numbered in accordance with Item 601 of Regulation S-K).
Press release issued by the Company on November 29, 2011
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: November 29, 2011
W.W. GRAINGER, INC.
/s/ John L. Howard
John L. Howard
Senior Vice President and