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GRAINGER W W INC 8-K 2015

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Form 8-K Annual Voting Results 2015


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT


PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
April 29, 2015

W.W. Grainger, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Illinois
1-5684
36-1150280
(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)

(847) 535-1000
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
[ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))







Item 5.07.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a)
An annual meeting of shareholders of the Company was held on April 29, 2015.
 
 
(b)
At that meeting:
 
 
 
Management's nominees were elected directors for the ensuing year.  Of the 57,983,494 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:
 
 
Name
Shares Voted For Election
Shares as to Which Voting Authority Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
R. C. Adkins
53,223,991
362,279
4,397,224
B. P. Anderson
52,988,601
597,669
4,397,224
V. A. Hailey
53,131,418
454,852
4,397,224
W. K. Hall
53,188,468
397,802
4,397,224
S. L. Levenick
53,093,308
492,962
4,397,224
N. S. Novich
52,846,861
739,409
4,397,224
M. J. Roberts
53,350,879
235,391
4,397,224
G. L. Rogers
53,231,553
354,717
4,397,224
J. T. Ryan
52,480,636
1,105,634
4,397,224
E. S. Santi
53,320,578
265,692
4,397,224
J. D. Slavik
53,099,490
486,780
4,397,224

 
A proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditor of Grainger for the year ending December 31, 2015, was approved.  Of the 57,983,494 shares present or represented by proxy at the meeting, 57,616,508 shares were voted for the proposal, 268,220 shares were voted against the proposal and 98,766 shares abstained from voting with respect to the proposal.
 
 
 
A non-binding advisory proposal to approve the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers was approved.  Of the 57,983,494 shares present or represented by proxy at the meeting, 50,302,091 shares were voted for the proposal, 925,556 shares were voted against the proposal and 2,358,623 shares abstained from voting with respect to the proposal. There were 4,397,224 broker non‑votes.

 
 
 
A proposal to approve the W.W. Grainger, Inc. 2015 Incentive Plan was approved. Of the 57,983,494 shares present or represented by proxy at the meeting, 49,632,322 shares were voted for the proposal, 2,971,427 shares were voted against the proposal and 982,521 shares abstained from voting with respect to the proposal. There were 4,397,224 broker non‑votes.







SIGNATURES

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 29, 2015

 
W.W. GRAINGER, INC.
 
 
 
 
 By:
/s/ David. L. Rawlinson
 
 
David L. Rawlinson
Vice President,
Deputy General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary



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