This excerpt taken from the GWW 10-Q filed Aug 2, 2006.
5.1 Eligibility. Individuals eligible to participate in this Plan include all Employees and Directors.
This excerpt taken from the GWW DEF 14A filed Mar 18, 2005.
Employees of Grainger and its affiliates and/or subsidiaries and nonemployee directors of Grainger who are selected by the Committee are eligible to participate in the 2005 Plan. There are currently approximately 15,000 eligible employees, and nine eligible nonemployee directors.