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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Announces Executive Appointment
ITASCA, Ill., Feb 12, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) announced today that Susan McGrath has joined the company as its Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer. She will be replacing Elizabeth Brinkerhoff who is retiring in May 2007.

Ms. McGrath has 16 years of experience in human resources. She began her career at GE Capital, and over the years, held key positions with Ernst & Young, LLP, GE Financial Guaranty Insurance Corporation and GE Capital's Auto Financial Services. Most recently she worked at GE Commercial Distribution Finance as Vice President of Human Resources where she provided both domestic and international strategic HR leadership for the inventory financing business. Susan received her BS degree from the University of Connecticut and her MBA from Kellogg Northwestern University.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Susan to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With her many years of executive level experience and depth of HR knowledge, Susan will be a wonderful addition to our management team, and we look forward to working with her as we continue to build our company for the future.

"Over the last 14 years, Elizabeth Brinkerhoff has been an excellent contributor to our executive management team," said Mr. Gallagher. "She also successfully spearheaded our Human Resource efforts during a time when the company more than doubled in employee count. We thank Liz for all her contributions and wish her a happy and healthy retirement."

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.

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Marsha J. Akin, Investor Relations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., +1-630-773-3800