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Arthur J.Gallagher & Co. (AJG)
Q1 2012 Earnings Conference Call
May 2, 2012 09:00 am ET
J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Douglas K. Howell – Chief Financial Officer
Mark D. Hughes – SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
Arash Soleimani – Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Ray Iardella – Macquarie Research Equities
Adam Klauber – William Blair & Company.
Brian DiRubbio – Y/CAP Management
Dan Farrell – Sterne, Agee & Leach
John Campbell – Stephens Incorporated
Scott Heleniak – RBC Capital Markets
Alison Jacobowitz – Bank of America
Good morning, and welcome to Arthur J. Gallagher & Company's First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. Participants have been placed on a listen-only mode. Your lines will be opened for questions following the presentation. Today's call is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time.
Some of the comments made during this conference call, including answers given in response to questions, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the securities laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that will be discussed on the call and which are also described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those discussed today.
It is now my pleasure to introduce J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President, and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Company. Mr. Gallagher, you may begin.