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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Hires Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

On May 12, Gallagher announced that Richard Tallo has joined the company as its new Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. In this new role, he will lead Gallagher's global marketing and communications efforts, and will report directly to J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering

On April 10, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that it has priced an offering of 19 million shares of its common stock at a price of $43.25 and granted the underwriters in the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2.85 million shares of its common stock at the same price. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as lead book-running manager for the offering, and BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as joint book-running manager for the offering.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Announces Common Stock Offering of 19 million shares

On April 7, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced an underwritten public offering of 19 million shares of its common stock. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is acting as lead book-running manager for the offering, and BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as joint book-running manager for the offering. BMO Capital Markets, Dowling & Partners Securities, LLC, Janney Montgomery Scott, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, Raymond James, Piper Jaffray, Sterne Agee, and Stephens Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering. Gallagher intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund a portion of its previously announced acquisition of the Wesfarmers insurance brokerage operations. Gallagher also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 2.85 million shares of common stock from Gallagher.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Signs Agreement To Acquire Wesfarmers Insurance Brokerage Operations

On April 6, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Wesfarmers Insurance Brokerage operations. The transaction, which includes the OAMPS businesses in Australia and the United Kingdom, Crombie Lockwood in New Zealand and the associated premium funding operations, is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close during the second or third quarter of 2014.