Graybar Announces Organizational Changes to Drive Strategic Growth

ST. LOUIS, March 2, 2010 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today announced the appointments of Richard D. Offenbacher to Senior Vice President - U.S. Business and Kathleen M. Mazzarella to Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing. Both Offenbacher and Mazzarella also serve on Graybar's Board of Directors.

Offenbacher, a Graybar veteran of nearly 42 years, will oversee Graybar's field organization within the United States, along with its Corporate Accounts and Government business. He most recently served as Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing for Graybar's electrical business. Mazzarella has 30 years of Graybar experience and most recently served as Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Comm/Data. In her newly expanded role, she has responsibility for Graybar's entire sales and marketing organization. These appointments follow the recent retirement of Dennis E. DeSousa as Senior Vice President - U.S. Business.

"The members of Graybar's leadership team have years of industry experience and are committed to the company's success," said Robert A. Reynolds Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Graybar. "These appointments will help Graybar strategically leverage growth opportunities and strengthen our position with customers and suppliers nationwide."