ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Howell, Chief Financial Officer of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), will speak at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods 2018 Insurance Conference at The Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2:05 p.m. ET.
To listen to the live audio webcast of Mr. Howell's comments, log on to the conference website at http://wsw.com/webcast/kbw45/ajg/. A replay of this webcast will be available at the same URL within 24 hours and will remain archived at the same link through December 5, 2018. In addition, an updated slide presentation to be used by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in meetings with investors will be available on September 5, 2018 at www.ajg.com/ir.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 34 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
Mr. Howell's comments may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "anticipates," "believes," "contemplates," "see," "should," "could," "will," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans" and variations thereof and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements in Mr. Howell's comments may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: (i) earnings from our clean energy investments and expected future tax rates; (ii) future dividends; (iii) improvements in our new business production; (iv) "tuck-in" M&A activity; (v) global brand recognition; (vi) the leveraging of internal resources across divisions and borders; (vii) our status as the premier provider of claims management services; (viii) our global presence in the claims space; (ix) our ability to stay in front of improvements in technology; (x) our ability to leverage resources across borders; (xi) commercial P&C pricing; (xii) drivers and expected levels of our organic growth; (xiii) future M&A opportunities, including bolt-on acquisitions to our "platforms"; (xiv) increasing productivity and quality; (xv) our management team; (xvi) our use of leverage; (xvii) our balance sheet; and (xviii) our return to shareholders. Statements regarding our clean energy investments and future effective tax rates could be materially impacted by various risk and uncertainties, including uncertainties related to political and regulatory risks, such as potential actions by Congress or challenges by the IRS eliminating or reducing the availability of tax credits under IRC Section 45 retroactively and/or going forward; the ability to maintain and find co-investors; the potential for divergent business objectives by co-investors and other stakeholders; plant operational risks, including supply-chain risks; utilities' future use of, or demand for, coal; the market price of coal; the costs of moving a clean coal plant; intellectual property litigation risks; and environmental risks. The other forward-looking statements referred to above could be materially impacted by declines in premiums or other adverse trends in the insurance industry; an economic downturn (including as a result of Brexit, trade wars or tariffs); tax reform, including new interpretations or guidance from regulators; competitive pressures in our businesses; failure to successfully or cost-effectively integrate recently acquired businesses; risks to our acquisition strategy, including continuing consolidation in our industry and increased interest in acquiring insurance brokers by private equity firms; our failure to attract and retain key executives and other personnel; risks arising from our international operations, including political and economic uncertainty and regulatory and legal compliance risk; concentration of large amounts of revenue with certain clients in our risk management segment; failure to apply technology effectively in our businesses; business continuity and cybersecurity risks; damage to our reputation; and failure to comply with regulatory requirements, including the FCPA, other anti-corruption laws, sanctions laws, and data privacy laws. Please refer to Gallagher's filings with the SEC, including Item 1A, "Risk Factors," of its most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a more detailed discussion of these and other factors that could impact its forward-looking statements.
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