• 12-JUN-2017

Acuity Brands Recognized as Outstanding Supplier by Grainger

ATLANTA, Ga – June 12, 2017 Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) was presented with Grainger’s Partners in Performance Award for 2016 at Grainger’s annual supplier recognition event held recently in Chicago. Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.

Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping and variability, management commitment and order fulfillment.  Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Out of Grainger's more than 5,000 suppliers, less than 1 percent are chosen to receive these annual awards.

Acuity Brands is thrilled to receive a Partners in Performance Award from Grainger,” said Ernest Johnson, Director-MRO Sales. “This is truly an elite designation that our team is very proud to have earned now in two consecutive years. It reinforces to us our desire to continue to meet and exceed service expectations. We are most appreciative of the partnership we share with Grainger.”

"Grainger is proud to recognize Acuity Brands for its outstanding supplier performance," said Matt Fortin, Grainger Vice President and President, Global Product Management. “Grainger provides customers with the products and solutions they need to keep their operations running and their people safe. This could not be done without the great partnership of our suppliers. We appreciate Acuity Brands’ commitment to providing superior products and outstanding service to our mutual customers.”