Graybar No. 1 on the 2013 FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies List

St. Louis – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, announced it ranked No. 1 on the annual FORTUNE “World’s Most Admired Companies” list in the Wholesalers: Diversified industry category. This is the twelfth consecutive year Graybar has earned a place on the list.

“We are honored to receive the top ranking among the largest diversified wholesalers in the world,” said Graybar’s Chairman, President and CEO Kathleen M. Mazzarella. “This recognition is a tribute to our business model of employee ownership and how we continually strive to work to our customers’ advantage.”

To compile the industry rankings, FORTUNE survey partner Hay Group polled executives, directors and analysts about the 15 largest international companies and 10 largest U.S. companies in each of the 57 industry lists. The industry experts rated companies on nine criteria, including people management and investment value. Only companies with scores ranking in the top half of their industry made the list. A total of 687 companies from 30 countries were surveyed. To view the full list, visit: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/.

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