SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) August 6, 2012
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|Two Pierce Place, Itasca, Illinois||60143-3141|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (630) 773-3800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On August 6, 2012, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) registered for resale 253,674 shares of Gallagher common stock pursuant to a prospectus supplement under its automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration Statement No. 333-166533), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Registration Statement). The opinion and consent of Seth Diehl, Esq., Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities, as to the validity of these shares of common stock, filed as Exhibits 5 and 23 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, respectively, are incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|5||Opinion of Seth Diehl, Esq., Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities|
|23||Consent of Seth Diehl, Esq., Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities (included in Exhibit 5 hereto)|
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: August 6, 2012||/s/ WALTER D. BAY|
|Walter D. Bay|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|