Q. What is Brown & Brown’s trading symbol and on which exchange is the Company’s stock listed/traded?
A. Brown & Brown trades under the symbol BRO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Q. Who should Brown & Brown’s registered shareholders contact regarding questions about their stock account?
A. Registered shareholders should contact the Company’s Transfer Agent and Registrar:
American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
59 Maiden Lane
New York, New York 10038
Q. Does Brown & Brown offer a direct stock purchase plan and/or dividend reinvestment plan?
A. No, the company suggests that interested investors purchase stock and/or establish a dividend reinvestment program through the registered stock broker of their choice.
Q. Does Brown & Brown offer the direct deposit of common stock cash dividends?
A. Yes, this service is available by contacting the Company’s Transfer Agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
Q. What is Brown & Brown’s fiscal year?
A. The Company operates on a calendar fiscal year ending December 31.
Q. How often does Brown & Brown pay dividends?
A. Dividends are paid as declared by the Board of Directors. The Company has paid cash dividends every quarter since it was registered as a publicly traded stock company. Cash dividends are usually paid within 60 days of the end of each calendar quarter.
Q. What is the Company’s history on increasing cash dividend rates?
A. Brown & Brown is very proud to be designated as a Mergent’s Dividend Index Achiever. This distinct honor is based on a record of 10 or more consecutive years of dividend increases, a feat which has been achieved by less than 3% of U.S. listed dividend paying companies.
Q. When is the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held?
A. Brown & Brown’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders is held during the last part of April or in early May each year. Interested investors should check the Investor Relations page of the Company’s web site for details on each year’s meeting.
Q. How many people does Brown & Brown employ?
A. As of September 30, 2013, the Company had 7,083 full-time equivalent employees.