Graco Inc.

Graco Named A Top Minnesota Workplace 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – For the fourth year in a row, Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune, ranking 14th in the large publicly held companies category.

The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published Sunday, June 16 and can be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2013. The section recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on an employee survey about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. The analysis included responses from over 64,300 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Nearly 1,900 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee surveys.

 ABOUT GRACO

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coating in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction, and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com