SOURCE: BoardVantage

August 31, 2007 07:30 ET

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Selects BoardVantage

Company to Use BoardVantage Portal to Streamline Board Book Preparations

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2007) - W.W. Grainger, Inc. ("Grainger") (NYSE: GWW), a Fortune 500 broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in regions throughout the world, has selected the BoardVantage board portal to manage its board communications.

"We selected the BoardVantage board portal given its ease of use, optimized workflows, and high level of security," said John Howard, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Grainger. "With BoardVantage, we'll be able to give our directors greater flexibility in reviewing our documents, and also assemble and distribute board materials more efficiently."

"We are delighted to add Grainger as a customer," said Joe Ruck, president and CEO, BoardVantage. "We continue to rapidly add Fortune 500 customers to our client base, and look forward to helping Grainger achieve its board communication goals."

About W.W. Grainger, Inc.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW), with 2006 sales of $5.9 billion, is a leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in Canada, China, Mexico and the United States. Through a highly integrated network including nearly 600 branches, 18 distribution centers and multiple Web sites, Grainger's employees help customers get the job done, saving them time and money by having the right products to keep their facilities running. For more information, visit www.grainger.com.

About BoardVantage

BoardVantage is the leading provider of secure board portals, with customers across multiple industries and in all sizes -- including over 20 Fortune 100 companies. BoardVantage provides a secure and user-friendly Web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. It also provides productivity tools for creating and distributing board materials efficiently. BoardVantage is SAS 70 Type II Certified, and meets or exceeds the standards of the most security conscious IT departments, including those of major financial institutions. To learn more, visit www.boardvantage.com.

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