Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Named To Ethisphere's 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies List

  Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Named To Ethisphere's 2013 World's Most Ethical
                                Companies List

PR Newswire

ITASCA, Ill., March 15, 2013

ITASCA, Ill., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:
AJG) today announced that, for the second year in a row, it has been
recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the leading business ethics
think-tank, as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies.This
recognition highlights organizations worldwide that outperform their industry
when it comes to ethical business practices and behavior as well as ethical
industry leadership.

"We've always focused on running our business with integrity and strong
ethical values," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO.
"This award is a testament to our nearly 14,000 employees worldwide, who
understand the central role integrity plays at Gallagher. It is a tremendous
honor to once again be recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical
Companies."

Ethisphere reviewed hundreds of companies and evaluated a record number of
applications, naming the companies that surpassed their industry peers to this
year's World's Most Ethical Companies list.Its proprietary methodology for
the WME ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory
infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable
business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate
citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers,
suppliers and customers. With a record number of nominations, the 2013 list
recognizes 145 companies in 36 industries and more than 100 countries. Forty
three of the WME companies are headquartered outside the United States.

"A strong ethical foundation is a competitive advantage, and Arthur J.
Gallagher & Co. recognizes the important role corporate responsibility plays
in improving its bottom line," said Alex Brigham, executive director of the
Ethisphere Institute. "As more and more organizations strive for this honor
each year, Gallagher's inclusion as a World's Most Ethical Company for 2013
demonstrates its industry-leading commitment to ethics and dedication to
integrity."

The complete Ethisphere WME listing for 2013 can be found at
http://m1.ethisphere.com/wme2013/index.html.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk
management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations
in 19 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 140
countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and
consultants.

Contact: Linda Collins
Vice President – Corporate Communications
630-285-4009 or Linda_Collins@ajg.com

SOURCE Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Website: http://www.ajg.com
 
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