Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

May 8, 2012

Date of Report: (Date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   1-9761   36-2151613

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

Two Pierce Place, Itasca, Illinois 60143-3141, (630) 773-3800

(Address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.07.    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (“Gallagher”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 8, 2012 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, three items were submitted to Gallagher’s stockholders. The items are described in more detail in Gallagher’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2012. The final voting results were as set forth below.

Item 1: Election of nine directors to serve for one-year terms until Gallagher’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders:



   For      Against      Abstain      Broker

William L. Bax

     95,698,606         514,726         262,924         11,020,292   

Frank E. English, Jr.

     95,701,854         514,077         260,325         11,020,292   

J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr.

     95,183,266         1,255,802         37,188         11,020,292   

Ilene S. Gordon

     92,220,465         3,994,164         261,627         11,020,292   

Elbert O. Hand

     92,304,877         3,908,854         262,525         11,020,292   

David S. Johnson

     87,418,983         8,797,148         260,125         11,020,292   

Kay W. McCurdy

     92,328,068         3,887,732         260,456         11,020,292   

Norman L. Rosenthal, Ph.D.

     95,737,337         478,495         260,424         11,020,292   

James R. Wimmer

     95,473,599         647,188         355,469         11,020,292   


     For      Against      Abstain      Broker

Item 2: Ratification of Appointment of the Independent Auditor

     105,768,441         1,606,086         122,021         0   

Item 3: Advisory Vote on the Compensation of Gallagher’s Named Executive Officers

     86,771,140         7,261,240         2,443,876         11,020,292   

Item 7.01.    Regulation FD Disclosure.

The slides containing information presented at the Annual Meeting are furnished as Exhibit 99 to this report. This exhibit may also be accessed at Gallagher’s website (

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.


99    Slides presented at the Annual Meeting.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Date: May 8, 2011   /s/ Walter D. Bay

Walter D. Bay

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary