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Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces 2009 Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Financial Results

Brown & Brown


Posted on 16 Feb 2010

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Brown & Brown announced that its net income for the fourth quarter of 2009 was $23,653,000, or $0.17 per share, compared with $33,373,000, or $0.24 per share for the same quarter of 2008. Total revenue for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009 was $214,162,000, compared with 2008 fourth-quarter revenue of $232,090,000.

Total revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009 was $967,877,000, compared with total revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2008 of $977,554,000. Net income for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2009 was $153,294,000, or $1.08 per share, compared with $166,124,000, or $1.17 per share, for the same period of 2008.

J. Powell Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brown & Brown, Inc., noted, "In 2009 we faced three strong headwinds -- decreasing insurance rates, adverse economic conditions, and a soft merger and acquisition environment. Yet, in spite of these challenges, we became more efficient, added exceptional new talent and maintained the quality of service our clients expect and deserve."

Jim W. Henderson, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, added, "Since December 31, we have closed three deals that together represent $10.5 million of forward annualized revenues. In recent months, we have experienced an increase in merger and acquisition deal flow and we are encouraged by the quality of the opportunities and the depth of discussions. This is a great time in the market cycle to put our cash to work for our shareholders through investment in quality acquisition opportunities."

Brown & Brown, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a broad range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk management, third party administration, managed health care, and Medicare set-aside services and programs. Providing service to business, public entity, quasi-public entity, individual, trade and professional association clients nationwide, the Company is ranked by Business Insurance magazine as the United States' sixth largest independent insurance intermediary. The Company's Web address is www.bbinsurance.com.


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