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Critical Incident Prevention Management Team & Talon Companies Team Up
          Strategic Partnership Unites Insurance, Security Services

TROY, Mich., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. in Michigan, (GRMS) today announced that its Critical Incident Prevention Management Team (CIPM Team) formed a strategic partnership with Talon Companies, allowing the world's fourth largest insurance and brokerage firm to expand and enhance its security and safety services.

Beginning February, 2007, GRMS/CIPM Team and Talon will partner on projects that involve critical incident prevention, threat mitigation, crisis administration and business continuity, boosting both company's offerings by the proactive design of risk management asset protection and loss mitigation programs.

"This partnership will further solidify our existing team, bringing even greater depth of service to our clients looking for security and safety in the prevention field," said Gary Salmans, executive vice president for GRMS/CIPM Team. "Our combined expertise represents the best in the business."

Added Nancy Jarvis, executive vice president for GRMS/CIPM Team: "We are pleased to be affiliated with Talon, a company that represents the 'best in class' in security and prevention services. Talon shares our dedication to professional integrity and service excellence. Together, we deliver tremendous value to our clients."

Talon Companies, based in Fountain Valley, California, acts on behalf of corporations to protect assets and prevent loss due to malevolent acts. Founded by former Secret Service Agent Ron Williams, Talon's employees are former Secret Service, FBI, law enforcement and military personnel. Mr. Williams, CEO of Talon, said, "Our alliance with GRMS/CIPM Team will not only enhance the value of both our companies, but also provide us with a well- recognized platform to proactively address significant security issues amidst increasing risks and threats to business and governments worldwide."

Gus Drulias, Talon's COO added, "The partnership will bring a synergy that enables us to bring added value to existing and new clients' businesses by focusing the best practices of risk management and business analysis on their critical infrastructure, emergency management and business recovery programs."

The Critical Incident Prevention Management Team is a part of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., which is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. GRMS is a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management firm with operations in seven countries and business in 120 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AJG.

SOURCE  Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
    -0-                             02/13/2007
    /CONTACT:  Darci E. McConnell of McConnell Communications, Inc.,
+1-313-237-0100, or cell, +1-313-686-8094, for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk
Management Services, Inc./
    /Web site:  http://www.ajg.com
                http://www.talonexec.com /
    (AJG)

CO:  Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.; GRMS; Talon
     Companies; Critical Incident Prevention Management Team; CIPM Team
ST:  Michigan, California
IN:  INS
SU:  CON

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