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):
February 3, 2021
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|| ||60045-5201|
|(Address of principal executive offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
|(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)||847|| 535-1000|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol||Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered|
|Common Stock||GWW||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 3, 2021, W.W. Grainger, Inc. issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020. A copy is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Description of Exhibit
|Press release announcing financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File. The cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the inline XBRL document (contained in Exhibit 101).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 3, 2021
W.W. GRAINGER, INC.
| By:||/s/ Deidra C. Merriwether|
| Name:||Deidra C. Merriwether|
| Title:||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|