SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
January 25, 2005 Date of Report: (Date of earliest event reported)
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)|| |
Two Pierce Place, Itasca, Illinois 60143-3141, (630) 773-3800
(Address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, or registrants principal executive offices)
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:
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition
On January 25, 2005, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) issued a press release setting forth Gallaghers fourth quarter and full year 2004 earnings. A copy of Gallaghers press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99 and hereby incorporated by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
99 Press release, dated January 25, 2005, issued by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
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: January 25, 2005|| |
/s/ Douglas K. Howell
Douglas K. Howell
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(principal financial officer and duly
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Current Report On Form 8-K
|99||Press release, dated January 25, 2005, issued by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.|