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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Employee Benefits Agency with Agribusiness Specialty



Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Buckman-Mitchell, Inc.

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Buckman-Mitchell, Inc., with offices in Visalia and Fresno, California.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded by C.T. Buckman and Hyman Mitchell in 1916, Buckman-Mitchell is a retail property/casualty and employee benefits agency and consultant specializing in commercial and agribusiness. Clifford Dunbar, Judy Fussel, Brent Swanson, Todd Williams, Stephan Chrisman, Linda Loflin and their associates will continue to operate from their current locations under the direction of Jim Buckley, head of Gallagher's Northwest region retail property/casualty brokerage operations, and Norbert Chung, head of Gallagher's Western region employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations.

"As one of the largest brokers in California'sCentral Valley, Buckman-Mitchell will enhance our already significant presence there," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO. "I am excited to welcome Cliff, Judy, Brent, Todd, Steve, Linda and their associates to our growing Gallagher family of professionals."

"Buckman-Mitchell is a recognized leader in agribusiness," said Jim Buckley. "They also have a strong presence in public entity and construction, areas of great strength for Gallagher."

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