GRAINGER W W INC 8-K 2013
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):
April 24, 2013
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
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 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
An annual meeting of shareholders of the Company was held on April 24, 2013. At that meeting:
(a) Management's nominees were elected directors for the ensuing year. Of the 64,414,105 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:
(b) A proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditor of Grainger for the year ending December 31, 2013, was approved. Of the 64,414,105 shares present or represented by proxy at the meeting, 63,716,059 shares were voted for the proposal, 643,529 shares were voted against the proposal and 54,517 shares abstained from voting with respect to the proposal.
(c) A non-binding advisory proposal to approve the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers was approved. Of the 64,414,105 shares present or represented by proxy at the meeting, 59,435,472 shares were voted for the proposal, 945,293 shares were voted against the proposal and 358,928 shares abstained from voting with respect to the proposal. There were 3,674,412 broker non‑votes.
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: April 24, 2013