Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

June 1, 2015

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)

  (Commission 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)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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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 June 1, 2015 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, five 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 April 16, 2015. The final voting results are set forth below:

Item 1: Election of nine directors, each to serve for a one-year term until Gallagher’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders:



   For      Against      Abstain      *Broker

Sherry S. Barrat

     138,984,615         424,607         29,971         16,214,621   

William L. Bax

     138,351,211         1,059,370         28,612         16,214,621   

D. John Coldman

     138,590,378         818,606         30,209         16,214,621   

Frank E. English, Jr.

     138,442,387         967,198         29,608         16,214,621   

J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr.

     135,874,762         2,959,065         605,366         16,214,621   

Elbert O. Hand

     138,489,811         915,119         34,263         16,214,621   

David S. Johnson

     132,755,102         6,654,379         29,712         16,214,621   

Kay W. McCurdy

     138,878,927         532,513         27,753         16,214,621   

Norman L. Rosenthal

     138,435,411         962,869         40,913         16,214,621   


     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, 2015

     152,499,199         3,117,286         37,329         —     

Item 3: Approval of the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

     137,982,796         1,385,958         70,439         16,214,621   

Item 4: Approval of the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Senior Management Incentive Plan

     135,365,562         2,377,891         1,695,740         16,214,621   

Item 5: Advisory Vote on the Compensation of Gallagher’s Named Executive Officers

     136,596,844         2,722,290         120,059         16,214,621   

* Broker non-votes represent shares held by broker nominees for beneficial owners that were not voted with respect to a non-routine proposal because the broker nominee did not receive voting instructions from the beneficial owner and lacked discretionary authority to vote the shares. If a broker does not receive voting instructions from the beneficial owner, a broker may vote on routine matters, such as the ratification of the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, but may not vote on non-routine matters. Broker non-votes are counted for the purpose of determining the presence of a quorum but are not counted for the purpose of determining the number of shares entitled to vote on non-routine matters such as the election of Directors, approval of the Gallagher Employee Stock Purchase Plan, approval of the Gallagher Senior Management Incentive Plan and the advisory vote on the compensation of Gallagher’s named executive officers.


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: June 1, 2015 /s/ WALTER D. BAY

Walter D. Bay

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary