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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on May 14, 2019.














Meeting Information



Meeting Type:        Annual Meeting



For holders as of:   March 20, 2019



Date:  May 14, 2019      Time:  9:00 AM CDT



Location:  Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


    2850 Golf Road


    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-4050


  Directions: please contact Corporate Secretary, c/o Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., 2850 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-4050


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Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:


1. Notice of 2019 Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement                        2. 2018 Annual Report


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Voting Items        


Company Proposals:


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR each of the nominees listed in proposal 1 below:


1.  Election of Directors


1a.  Sherry S. Barrat


1b.  William L. Bax


1c.  D. John Coldman


1d.  Frank E. English, Jr.


1e.  J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr.


1f.   David S. Johnson


1g.  Kay W. McCurdy


1h.  Ralph J. Nicoletti


1i.   Norman L. Rosenthal


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.


2.  Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our Independent Auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.


3.  Approval, on an Advisory Basis, of the Compensation of our Named Executive Officers.