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White Plains, New York, February 3, 2014 – Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of Marsh LLC, today announced that it has acquired Great Lakes Employee Benefit Services, an employee group benefits consulting and brokerage firm based in Troy, Michigan. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Great Lakes Employee Benefits Services is now part of Marsh & McLennan Agency.Founded in 1997 by Joseph Coan and Jim Scoggin, Great Lakes Employee Benefit Services has annual revenues of approximately $3.4 million. The firm offers strategic benefit consulting services to publicly and privately held midsize organizations nationwide, including manufacturers, financial services, communications, higher education, and healthcare organizations.

Great Lakes will combine with MMA’s existing Michigan office, known locally as McGraw Wentworth, further expanding MMA’s presence within the state and the upper Midwest region. Great Lakes’ employees, including Messrs. Coan and Scoggin, will move to McGraw Wentworth’s headquarters in the second quarter of 2014.

“Joining MMA is the right fit for Great Lakes, our employees, and our clients. Our founding principles are echoed in the MMA agency structure, service model, and workplace culture,” Mr. Scoggin said. “We look forward to joining MMA and McGraw Wentworth and gaining access to additional resources and expertise for our clients.”

“We have long respected Jim, Joe and the entire Great Lakes team,” said Thomas McGraw, president of McGraw Wentworth. “We welcome them to the MMA organization and look forward to combining our local resources to support our clients’ group benefits needs and priorities.”

Commenting on the transaction, David Eslick, chairman and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency said: “Great Lakes Employee Benefit Services is a terrific addition to our growing national roster of high-performing firms that comprise Marsh & McLennan Agency. I welcome Joe Coan, Jim Scoggin, and the rest of the team to MMA.”

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of Marsh, was established in 2008 to meet the needs of midsize businesses in the U.S. MMA operates autonomously from Marsh to offer commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to clients across the U.S.

About Marsh

Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. We help clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. We have approximately 27,000 colleagues working together to serve clients in more than 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With more than 54,000 employees worldwide and approximately $12 billion in annual revenue, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @Marsh_Inc.