Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 2, 2010
Graco Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Minnesota   001-9249   41-0285640
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)
88-11th Avenue Northeast    
Minneapolis, Minnesota   55413
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (612) 623-6000
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
              On December 2, 2010, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Graco Inc. (the “Company”) elected Mr. Eric P. Etchart as a director of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Etchart was elected to the class of directors whose terms expire at the 2013 annual meeting of shareholders of the Company.
              Mr. Etchart has been appointed to serve on the Board’s Audit and Management Organization and Compensation Committees. In connection with his election, Mr. Etchart will be receiving the standard director compensation as referenced in our Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits    
Exhibit No.   Description
  Press Release dated December 3, 2010 announcing that Mr. Eric P. Etchart has joined the Board of Directors of Graco Inc. effective December 2, 2010.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

  /s/Karen Park Gallivan    
Date: December 3, 2010  Karen Park Gallivan   
  Vice President, General Counsel &