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

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Lewis & Associates Insurance Brokers, Inc. in Visalia, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1927, Lewis & Associates is a retail insurance broker and employee benefit consultant serving clients primarily throughout central California. They specialize in serving the needs of retirement communities, including assisted living, independent living and skilled nursing. James Smallwood, Kevin Veitia and their associates will continue to operate from their current location under the direction of James G. McFarlane, head of Gallagher's Western retail property/casualty brokerage operations, and Norbert Chung, head of Gallagher's Western employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations.

"Lewis & Associates has an outstanding reputation in the industry, and their niche capabilities and operational approach complement our own," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. "We are very pleased to welcome Jim, Kevin 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 33 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.

Investors: Ray Iardella

Media: Linda J. Collins

VP – Investor Relations

VP – Corporate Communications





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SOURCE Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.