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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

May 17, 2016

Date of Report: (Date of earliest event reported)

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   1-09761   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:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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 17, 2016 (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 31, 2016. At the Annual Meeting, Gallagher’s stockholders (i) elected all ten Director nominees, whose names appear below, to serve as Directors of Gallagher until Gallagher’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, (ii) approved ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Gallagher’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, and (iii) approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Gallagher’s named executive officers. The final voting results are set forth below:

Item 1: Election of ten Directors, each to serve for a one-year term until Gallagher’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders:

 

Directors

   For      Against      Abstain      *Broker
Non-Votes
 

Sherry S. Barrat

     143,403,317         2,725,299         93,687         18,396,075   

William L. Bax

     144,245,188         1,939,656         37,459         18,396,075   

D. John Coldman

     144,338,853         1,799,228         84,222         18,396,075   

Frank E. English, Jr.

     144,331,541         1,805,946         84,816         18,396,075   

J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr.

     141,807,794         3,406,543         1,007,966         18,396,075   

Elbert O. Hand

     140,167,825         5,965,746         88,732         18,396,075   

David S. Johnson

     130,927,580         15,208,813         85,910         18,396,075   

Kay W. McCurdy

     141,093,224         5,042,528         86,551         18,396,075   

Ralph J. Nicoletti

     145,667,020         487,977         67,306         18,396,075   

Norman L. Rosenthal

     145,025,329         1,111,789         85,185         18,396,075   
     For      Against      Abstain      *Broker
Non-Votes
 

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, 2016

     160,650,815         3,869,716         97,847         —     

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

     129,803,996         15,978,030         440,277         18,396,075   


* 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 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 99.1 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.

 

99.1    Slides presented at the Annual Meeting.


SIGNATURES

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 17, 2016       /s/ WALTER D. BAY
     

Walter D. Bay

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary