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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Financial Profiles, Inc.

ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Financial Profiles, Inc. located in Coral Springs, Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1981, Financial Profiles, Inc. is a specialty retail life insurance agency. They specialize in life policies, life settlement, premium financing and estate planning for their family-clients primarily in the Southeast. Karen Tharp, James Tharp and their associates will continue to operate in their current location under the direction of David Ziegler, Executive Vice President - Eastern Region of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

"Part of our acquisition plan includes increasing our product capabilities and geographic presence," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Chairman, President and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. "Not only does Financial Profiles fulfill both these characteristics but they also fit well within our sales and marketing culture. They will be a wonderful addition to our Gallagher Benefit Services division, and we are pleased to welcome Karen, Jim and their associates 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 seven countries and does business in 120 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. Gallagher is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AJG.

SOURCE  Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
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    /CONTACT:  Marsha J. Akin, Investor Relations of Arthur J. Gallagher &
Co., +1-630-773-3800/
    /Web site: /

CO:  Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Financial Profiles, Inc.
ST:  Illinois, Florida

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