Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Shilling Limited

ITASCA, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Shilling Limited (Shilling) in Liss, Hamphire located in Southern England.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Founded in 1999, Shilling is an employee benefits communication consultant that provides various related services for multinational clients.  They offer key communication services such as strategic planning, benefit statements, change communication, design and production of pension booklets, brand design, HR communications, defined contribution guides and website services.  They specialize in working with clients across the pensions and benefits industry with a focus on pension plan managers and trustees to pension plan members.  Kevin Shilling, Matt Frost and their associates will continue to operate from their current location under the direction of Tim Johnson, head of Gallagher's U.K. employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations.

"Shilling is a unique opportunity for Gallagher.  Not only are we partnering with a highly-respected team with extensive industry experience, but we also gain a new benefits communication resource in the U.K.," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO.  "Their communication expertise will add significantly to our expanding client service capabilities, and their strong international relationships will complement Gallagher's U.K. employee benefits consulting operations. We are extremely pleased to welcome Kevin, Matt and their team to our growing family of Gallagher professionals."

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 25 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 140 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. 

Contact:  Marsha J. Akin
Director - Investor Relations
(630) 285-3501/marsha_akin@ajg.com

SOURCE Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.



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