Graybar Receives Platinum Award from MedAssets

ST. LOUIS, June 6, 2011 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today announced that MedAssets has recognized the company with its Platinum Award for supplier performance. MedAssets is a leading provider of health information technology and services that support sustained financial improvement.

MedAssets’ Supplier Awards Program recognizes suppliers that are leaders in the health care industry and in the community. MedAssets recognizes suppliers, such as Graybar, that proactively and consistently bring market-leading pricing, implement cost-reduction strategies and provide clinical and healthcare improvement resources. Supplier performance is evaluated against these specific criteria during the calendar year. Award levels are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze based on total points earned.

“We are honored to have been given the opportunity to serve MedAssets and their members over the years,” said Garry Acker, Graybar’s vice president, corporate accounts. “It’s gratifying to be recognized and awarded for meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with MedAssets.”

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.