Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires RJ Dutton Incorported

           Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires RJ Dutton Incorported

PR Newswire

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 3, 2013

ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:
AJG) today announced the acquisition of RJ Dutton Incorporated (RJ Dutton) of
Overland Park, Kansas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 1995, RJ Dutton provides employee benefit consultation and
brokerage services for primarily self-funded, large group clients throughout
the United States. They also offer benefits plan design; group purchasing
programs; consumer directed plans such as health savings accounts, health
reimbursement arrangements and cafeteria plans; retirement plans and
regulatory compliance. They specialize in the medical, energy, professional
sports, mining, retail and hospitality industries. Ron Dutton and his
associates will continue to operate in their current location under the
direction of John Neumaier, leader of Gallagher's south central employee
benefit consulting and brokerage operations.

"RJ Dutton is well-regarded in the industry for its high level of industry
expertise, strong market relationships and commitment to quality client
service," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. "Their
culture is a natural fit and we look forward to expanding our benefits
presence in the Kansas City area. Their areas of specialization will also be
a great complement to our employee benefits operation, and we are pleased to
welcome Ron and his colleagues to our growing Gallagher family of

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

Contact: Marsha J. Akin
Director - Investor Relations

SOURCE Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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