SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Merriwether Deidra C

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Sr. VP (See Remarks)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 02/20/2019 A(1) 397 A $0.00 5,489 D
Common Stock 02/20/2019 F 126 D $314.65 5,363 D
Common Stock 02/21/2019 S(2) 171 D $309.6367(3) 5,192 D
Common Stock 02/21/2019 S(2) 100 D $310.97 5,092 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option $248.22 04/30/2017 04/29/2024 Common Stock 2,127 2,127 D
Stock Option $231.88 04/01/2018 03/31/2025 Common Stock 2,496 2,496 D
Stock Option $234.38 04/01/2019 03/31/2026 Common Stock 2,860 2,860 D
Stock Option $231.2 04/03/2020 04/02/2027 Common Stock 2,318 2,318 D
Stock Option $276.64 04/02/2021 04/01/2028 Common Stock 3,123 3,123 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Performance vested stock units ("PSUs"), granted on January 1, 2016. The Company's performance over the three-year period ended December 31, 2018 achieved a payout equal to 97 percent of the 2016 PSU program target, as approved by the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board"), acting in executive session with only independent directors participating, on February 20, 2019, upon the earlier determination and recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board.
2. Transaction pursuant to a previously adopted Rule 10b5-1 trading program.
3. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $309.28 to $309.89, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide W.W. Grainger, Inc., any security holder of W.W. Grainger, Inc., or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the ranges set forth in this footnote (3) to this Form 4.
Reporting Person's full title is Senior Vice President, U.S. Direct Sales and Strategic Initiatives.
Hugo Dubovoy, Jr., as attorney-in-fact 02/22/2019
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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