Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Elects New Director

                Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Elects New Director

PR Newswire

ITASCA, Ill., July 26, 2013

ITASCA, Ill., July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
announced that Sherry S. Barrat has been elected to serve on the company's
Board of Directors.

Ms. Barrat has over 40 years of management, operational and financial
experience. She retired in 2012 as Vice Chairman of Northern Trust
Corporation. During her 22 year career at Northern Trust, she served in
various leadership roles and was a member of the Northern Trust Management
Committee. She was also the Global President of Northern Trust's Personal
Financial Services business, which provides asset management, fiduciary,
estate and financial planning, and private banking services to individuals and
families around the world.

Ms. Barrat currently serves as a director of NextEra Energy, Inc., and
Prudential Insurance Funds, and is a member of the Women Corporate Directors'
Global Advisory Board. She is active in the non-profit community, and most
recently served as a Board member for the Chicago Goodman Theatre, where she
was the Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee, and the Chicago Public Library
Foundation. She is also a former Board member of the Joffrey Ballet and a
former member of the Advisory Boards for Columbia College of Chicago and UCLA
Anderson School of Business.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Sherry Barrat to our Board of Directors,"
said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. "With her
extensive business, finance and leadership experience in both the public and
private environments, she will be an excellent addition to our Gallagher
team. We look forward to working with Sherry and benefiting from her deep
understanding of the financial services industry."

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk
management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations
in 20 countries and has client service capabilities in more than 140 countries
around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.

CONTACT: Marsha J. Akin
Director-Investor Relations
630-285-3501/ marsha_akin@ajg.com

SOURCE Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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