Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced today that it will release its Third Quarter 2012 earnings after the New York Stock Exchange closes on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Soon after the release, a full text copy of the earnings announcement will be available at the Company’s website at www.graco.com/ir. Graco management will hold a conference call, including slides via webcast, with analysts and institutional investors to discuss the results at 11:00 a.m. ET, 10:00 a.m. CT on Thursday, October 25, 2012. A real-time listen-only webcast of the conference call will be broadcast by Thomson/CCBN. Individuals wanting to listen and view slides can access the call at the Company’s website at www.graco.com/ir. Listeners should go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the live conference call to install any necessary audio software. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call at www.earnings.com, Thomson/CCBN’s individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson’s password-protected event management site, StreetEvents ( www.streetevents.com). For those unable to listen to the live event, a replay will be available soon after the conference call at Graco’s website, or by telephone beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET on October 25, 2012, by dialing 800-406-7325, Conference ID #4568468, if calling within the U.S. or Canada. The dial-in number for international participants is 303-590-3030, with the same Conference ID #. The replay by telephone will be available through October 28, 2012.