Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

May 13, 2014

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 13, 2014 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, four 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, 2014. 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 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders:



   For      Against      Abstain      Broker

Sherry S. Barrat

     108,608,596         421,660         30,700         14,986,046   

William L. Bax

     108,297,501         739,046         24,409         14,986,046   

Frank E. English, Jr.

     108,308,288         706,837         45,831         14,986,046   

J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr.

     105,954,613         2,527,911         578,432         14,986,046   

Elbert O. Hand

     108,233,594         800,512         26,850         14,986,046   

David S. Johnson

     103,969,920         5,006,936         84,100         14,986,046   

Kay W. McCurdy

     108,652,487         382,508         25,961         14,986,046   

Norman L. Rosenthal, Ph.D.

     108,322,706         714,732         23,518         14,986,046   


     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, 2014

     121,519,235         2,456,119         71,648         —     

Item 3: Approval of the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 2014 Long-Term Incentive Plan

     101,254,393         7,619,232         187,331         14,986,046   

Item 4: Advisory Vote on the Compensation of Gallagher’s Named Executive Officers

     105,894,022         2,902,001         264,933         14,986,046   

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 (www.ajg.com) 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 13, 2014


/s/ Walter D. Bay

      Walter D. Bay
      Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary