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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Illinois-based Agency



Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Weiss Insurance Agencies, Inc.

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL  -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Wayne, IL-based Weiss Insurance Agencies, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1905, Weiss Insurance Agencies provides a full range of employee benefits, property/casualty, financial and retirement products and services, and human resource consulting services to clients across Illinois and throughout the United States. John Weiss, James Parrilli Jr., Arthur Pizzello and their associates will continue to operate from their current locations in Wayne, Illinois and Carmel, Indiana under the direction of John Neumaier, head of Gallagher's Great Lakes employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations, and Patrick M. Gallagher, head of Gallagher's Midwest retail property/casualty brokerage operations.

"Weiss Insurance Agencies offers deep client expertise, an entrepreneurial spirit and a responsive, client-focused culture that complements our own," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. "I am delighted to welcome John, James, Arthur and their associates to our growing Gallagher family of professionals."

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