Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

March 11, 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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 11, 2014, James R. Wimmer notified Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) of his decision not to stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at Gallagher’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders expected to be held on May 13, 2014. Mr. Wimmer indicated that his decision was for personal reasons and not the result of any disagreement with Gallagher on any matter relating to Gallagher’s operations, policies or practices. Mr. Wimmer will continue to serve as a director of Gallagher and as a member of Gallagher’s Audit and Nominating/Governance Committees until the expiration of his term at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

Gallagher gratefully acknowledges Mr. Wimmer’s distinguished service as a member of the Board of Directors since 1985.


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: March 14, 2014      

/s/    WALTER D. BAY        

      Walter D. Bay
      Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary