Beverly Propst Elected to Graybar's Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS, June 24, 2009 - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, recently re-elected all of its incumbent Directors and announced the election of Beverly Propst to the company's Board of Directors. Beverly currently serves as Graybar's Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

"Beverly fully embraces Graybar's employee ownership culture and is committed to helping the company maintain its long-term view of the business," said Graybar's Chairman, President and CEO Bob Reynolds. "We look forward to Beverly's contributions as a member of Graybar's Board of Directors, and we know her insights and experience will be invaluable as we continue to work to the advantage of our employees, customers and shareholders."

Beverly began her Graybar career in February 2002, working as Corporate Counsel in the company's Legal department. She advanced to Senior Corporate Counsel in April 2003 and was named Vice President, Human Resources in April 2008. She was appointed to her current position in June 2009. Prior to joining Graybar, Beverly was a senior associate with St. Louis-based law firm Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt. Beverly obtained her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.