ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas K. Howell, Chief Financial Officer of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), will speak at the Keefe Bruyette & Woods 2014 Insurance Conference at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel in New York on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.ET.
To listen to the live audio webcast of Mr. Howell's comments, log on to the conference website at http://wsw.com/webcast/kbw22/ajg. A replay of this webcast will be available at the same URL within 24 hours and remain archived at the same link through December 3, 2014.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 30 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 140 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
Mr. Howell's comments may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements in Mr. Howell's comments may include statements relating to: (i) our debt levels and plans to borrow; (ii) the state of the economy and our industry (including combined ratios for insurance companies, insurance rates, P&C pricing, exposure units and the existence of a hard or firming market); (iii) drivers and expected levels of organic growth; (iv) our pace of, expected sources of funding for, and recent acquisition activity (including our pace of expansion and recent acquisitions outside the United States); (v) increasing productivity; (vi) the financial condition of the company; (vii) total shareholder return; (viii) efficiencies and capabilities generated by system improvements; and (ix) the earnings impact of, and developments relating to, our clean energy investments. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the following: changes in worldwide and national economic conditions, changes in premium rates and in insurance markets generally, changes in the insurance brokerage industry's competitive landscape, changes in the regulatory environment, our inability to identify appropriate acquisition targets at the right price, and the difficulties inherent in combining the cultures and systems of different companies could impact (i) – (viii) above; and risks and uncertainties related to Gallagher's clean energy investments – including uncertainties related to political and regulatory risks, including potential actions by Congress or challenges by the IRS eliminating or reducing the availability of tax credits under IRC Section 45 retroactively and/or going forward; the ability to maintain and find co-investors; the potential for divergent business objectives by co-investors and other stakeholders; plant operational risks, including supply-chain risks; utilities' future use of, or demand for, coal; the market price of coal; the costs of moving a clean coal plant; intellectual property risks; and environmental risks – could impact (ix) above. Please refer to our filings with the SEC, including Item 1A, "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 and our prospectus supplement filed on April 11, 2014, for a more detailed discussion of these and other factors that could impact our forward-looking statements.
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