SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
HOWELL DOUGLAS K

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO.
TWO PIERCE PLACE

(Street)
ITASCA IL 60143

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
GALLAGHER ARTHUR J & CO [ AJG ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
VP & Chief Financial Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/19/2011
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 09/19/2011 P 8,875 A $28.07 (1) 43,544.764 D
Common Stock 09/19/2011 S 7,752 D $28.17 (2) 35,792.764 D
Common Stock 26,988 I By Trust
Common Stock (restricted) 52,997 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price reported is an average weighted price. The shares were purchased in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $28.04 to $28.08. The reporting person will provide to the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, the issuer, or any security holder of the issuer, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares purchased at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote.
2. The price reported is an average weighted price. The shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $28.16 to $28.19. The reporting person will provide to the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, the issuer, or any security holder of the issuer, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the range set forth in this footnote.
Remarks:
The reporting person executed these two transactions on the same day in order to effect a transfer of shares of common stock from his Employee Stock Purchase Plan ("ESPP") account to one of his investment retirement accounts. Because a direct transfer was not possible, the reporting person sold 7,752 shares in his ESPP account, then immediately purchased 8,875 shares (7,752 shares plus an additional 1,123 shares) in one of his investment retirement accounts.
/s/ Douglas K. Howell 09/21/2011
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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