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 15, 2013

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 15, 2013 (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 25, 2013. The final voting results were as set forth below.

Item 1: Election of eight directors, each to serve for a one-year term until Gallagher’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders:



   For      Against      Abstain      Broker

William L. Bax

     103,481,564         570,283         13,273         11,796,726   

Frank E. English, Jr.

     103,494,501         557,060         13,559         11,796,726   

J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr.

     100,844,137         2,237,803         983,180         11,796,726   

Elbert O. Hand

     103,628,630         422,908         13,582         11,796,726   

David S. Johnson

     98,858,055         4,423,821         783,244         11,796,726   

Kay W. McCurdy

     103,855,107         197,844         12,169         11,796,726   

Norman L. Rosenthal, Ph.D.

     103,483,064         569,043         13,013         11,796,726   

James R. Wimmer

     103,210,839         839,754         14,527         11,796,726   


     For      Against      Abstain      Broker

Item 2: Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Gallagher’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013

     113,912,751         1,902,407         46,688         —     

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

     101,305,722         2,633,479         125,919         11,796,726   

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 ( under the heading Investor Relations.

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 15, 2013


/s/ Walter D. Bay

      Walter D. Bay
      Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary