This excerpt taken from the GWW DEF 14A filed Mar 18, 2005.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
The annual meeting of shareholders of W.W. Grainger, Inc. will be held at its headquarters at 100 Grainger Parkway, Lake Forest, Illinois (see map on previous page), on April 27, 2005, at 10 a.m. (CDT) for the following purposes:
The Board has fixed the close of business on March 7, 2005 as the record date for the meeting. Shareholders may vote either in person or by proxy.
By order of the Board of Directors.