SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO.
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MR A SAMPLE
DESIGNATION (IF ANY)
|Computershare Trust Company, Inc.
2 North LaSalle Street
Chicago Illinois 60602
Telephone 312 588 4753
Recently you were mailed proxy materials for the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 2004 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 18, 2004. Unfortunately, we (Computershare Investor Services) inadvertently included the incorrect number of shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Common Stock held by you on your proxy card.
Enclosed is a new proxy card which now includes the correct number of shares of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Common Stock held by you as of the record date for the Annual Meeting, March 22, 2004. The matters to be voted upon are described in the proxy materials previously delivered to you. Those proxy materials govern your vote, and you should consult them prior to submitting your vote.
Whether or not you expect to attend the Annual Meeting, and whether or not you have previously returned the proxy card to the Company, please mark, date, sign and return promptly the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying envelope, which requires no postage if mailed in the United States. If you attend the Annual Meeting, having returned the enclosed proxy card will not restrict your right to vote in person.
To ensure that a quorum is present at the Annual Meeting and to avoid any additional expense to the Company, we urge you to return the enclosed proxy card immediately.
Your vote is important to the Company. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, regarding this matter, please contact us at 312-588-4753.
Computershare Investor Services
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DESIGNATION (IF ANY)
Mark this box with an X if you have made changes to your name or address details above.
Annual Meeting Proxy Card
A Election of Directors
1. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the listed nominees.
Class II Nominees for term expiring in 2007:
01T. Kimball Brooker
02Robert E. Gallagher
03David S. Johnson
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the following proposal.
For Against Abstain
2. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent auditors of the Company for 2004.
C Authorized SignaturesSign HereThis section must be completed for your instructions to be executed.
IMPORTANT: Please sign your name exactly as it appears above. In the case of joint holders, all should sign. When signing as an attorney, executor, administrator, trustee or guardian, please give full title as such. If a corporation, please sign in full corporate name by President or other authorized officer. If a partnership, please sign in partnership name by authorized person.
Signature 1Please keep signature within the box
Signature 2Please keep signature within the box
ProxyArthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Two Pierce Place
Itasca, Illinois 60143
This Proxy is Solicited on Behalf of the Board of Directors
The stockholder hereby appoints Robert E. Gallagher and J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., or either of them, as attorneys and proxies, each with the power to appoint a substitute, and hereby authorizes them to represent and to vote, as designated herein, all the shares of voting stock of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. held of record by the stockholder on March 22, 2004, at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 18, 2004 or any adjournment thereof.
In Their Discretion, the Proxies are authorized to vote upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
This proxy when properly executed will be voted in the manner directed herein by the stockholder. If no direction is made, this proxy will be voted for Proposals 1 and 2. This proxy is revocable at any time.
PLEASE COMPLETE, DATE, SIGN AND MAIL THIS PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE-PAID ENVELOPE.
(Continued and to be signed on reverse side.)