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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Insurance Associates, Inc.

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Insurance Associates, Inc. located in Boulder and Estes Park, Colorado.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1919, Insurance Associates is an insurance broker providing retail property/casualty and risk management insurance services for commercial and personal lines clients throughout the Western United States.  They specialize in placing coverage for farms, ranches and water and sanitation operations, as well as nonprofit organizations and public entities. Shelley Doggett, Charles Hix III and their associates will continue to operate in their current locations under the direction of James G. McFarlane, head of Gallagher's western retail property/casualty brokerage operations.

"Insurance Associates is built on a culture that focuses on outstanding client partnerships, strong carrier relationships and team-based sales and service capabilities," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO.  "Their specialized expertise and geographic footprint will also be an excellent complement to our western region brokerage operations, and we are extremely pleased to welcome Shelley, Charles and their 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 30 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 140 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. 

Media:  Linda Collins                                     

Investors: Marsha J. Akin

Vice President - Communications                    

Director - Investor Relations

630-285-4009/ linda_collins@ajg.com               

630-285-3501/marsha_akin@ajg.com

SOURCE Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.