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DAVID W. GRAINGER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF W.W. GRAINGER; RICHARD L. KEYSER ELECTED EXECUTIVE VP AND DIRECTOR

 DAVID W. GRAINGER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF
 W.W. GRAINGER; RICHARD L. KEYSER ELECTED EXECUTIVE VP AND DIRECTOR
 CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- David W. Grainger, 64, chairman of the board of W.W. Grainger, Inc., (NYSE: GWW) has been elected to the additional office of president of the company. As president, he succeeds Wiley N. Caldwell who, consistent with plans announced earlier in the year, retired on July 31, 1992 after more than 15 years of service. Caldwell continues as a director of the company.
 Also Richard L. Keyser, 49, previously vice president, Grainger Division, has been elected executive vice president and a director of the company. He will be responsible for the Grainger Division and the Specialty Distribution Group.
 W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 1991 sales exceeding $2 billion, is a nationwide distributor of equipment, components, and supplies to the commercial, industrial, contractor, and institutional markets. GWW shares are traded on the New York and Midwest Stock Exchanges.
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 /CONTACT: R. D. Pappano of W.W. Grainger, Inc., 708-982-9000/
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