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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Bomford, Couch & Wilson, Inc.

ITASCA, Ill., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Bomford, Couch & Wilson, Inc. in Miami, Oklahoma.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 1904, Bomford, Couch & Wilson (BCW) is a retail insurance broker providing commercial property/casualty, risk management consulting, employee benefits and personal lines insurance services to small and middle-market clients throughout the four corners area of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. They specialize in providing insurance coverage for religious, agricultural and pharmaceutical clients.  Jim Couch and his associates will continue to operate under the direction of Jay Eshelman, head of Gallagher's central region retail property/casualty brokerage operations. 

"BCW is highly-regarded in the industry for its depth of insurance expertise and its client-based culture that focuses on integrity and superior service," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. Chairman, President and CEO.  "Their Oklahoma presence, strong market relationships and outstanding client service will be a wonderful complement to our Central Region.  We are pleased to welcome Jim and his colleagues to our growing Gallagher family of professionals."

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 31 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. 

Investors:  Marsha J. Akin 

Media:  Linda Collins                                 

Director – Investor Relations 

VP – Corporate Communications




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