Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 33 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
Mr. Gallagher's comments may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this presentation, the words "anticipates," "believes," "contemplates," "see," "should," "could," "will," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans" and variations thereof and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements in this presentation include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: (i) improvements in our new business production; (ii) "tuck-in" M&A activity; (iii) global brand recognition; (iv) completion of large UK M&A integration efforts; (v) the leveraging of internal resources across divisions and borders; (vi) our status as the premier provider of claims management services; (vii) our global presence in the claims space; (viii) our ability to stay in front of improvements in technology; (ix) commercial P&C pricing; (x) drivers and expected levels of our organic growth; (xi) future M&A opportunities, including bolt-on acquisitions to our international "platforms"; (xiii) increasing productivity and quality; (xiv) our management team; (xv) our use of leverage; (xvi) our balance sheet; (xvii) our use of stock in M&A and (xviii) our total shareholder return. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include: declines in premiums or other adverse trends in the insurance industry; an economic downturn (including as a result of Brexit); competitive pressures in our businesses; failure to successfully or cost-effectively integrate recently acquired businesses; risks to our acquisition strategy, including continuing consolidation in our industry and increased interest in acquiring insurance brokers by private equity firms; our failure to attract and retain key executives and other personnel; risks arising from our international operations, including political and economic uncertainty and regulatory and legal compliance risk; concentration of large amounts of revenue with certain clients in our risk management segment; failure to apply technology effectively in our businesses; business continuity and cybersecurity risks; damage to our reputation; and failure to comply with regulatory requirements, including the FCPA, other anti-corruption laws, and data privacy laws. Please refer to Gallagher's filings with the SEC, including Item 1A, "Risk Factors," of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, for a more detailed discussion of these and other factors that could impact its forward-looking statements.
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