Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Announces Motorsports Sponsorships
ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) announces its sponsorship of two established and winning motorsports racing teams – Chip Ganassi Racing and Sébastien Loeb Racing.
"We are pleased to partner with two winning leaders in their motorsports categories - Chip Ganassi Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series and Sébastien Loeb Racing in the World Touring Car Championship. Racing has tremendous global appeal and millions of fans around the world. With this sport and these racing leaders, Gallagher has the ability to leverage a range of marketing activities to further increase our visibility as a company. Both organizations are focused on winning and share Gallagher's values of excellence, collaboration and teamwork," said Richard C. Tallo, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
"For nearly 90 years, Gallagher has built a strong and well-respected global insurance brokerage services and risk management business. Numerous parallels exist between race car driving and managing risk. Both in business and on the racetrack, teams have to quickly assess, calculate and manage risk if success is to be achieved. Each day Gallagher employees help our clients mitigate their risks so they are free to grow their businesses."
About Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 31 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
About Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners in the sport. Today, his teams include four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one car in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two factory Ford GT's in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, two factory Ford GT's in the FIA World Endurance Championship and two Supercars in Red Bull Global Rallycross. Overall they have accumulated 18 championships and 170 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and six Rolex 24 At Daytonas and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh.
About Sébastien Loeb Racing
Sébastien Loeb Racing is a French auto racing team founded by racing driver Sébastien Loeb, nine-time World Rally Champion, and accomplished driver and entrepreneur Dominique Heintz. The team has distinguished itself as part of the Porsche Carrera Cup, achieving six titles, as well as in GT and sports-prototypes competitions. In addition to support from Citroën Racing, in 2015, Sébastien Loeb Racing made its debut in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) achieving a second-place finish and scoring the WTCC Trophy. In 2016, the team will again participate in the WTCC with a three-Citroën C-Elysée line-up. In addition, they will enter the World Rally Championship, competing in the WRC2 and JWRC classes.
Contact: Anna Rozenich
Vice President – Global Media Relations
630.285.5954 or Anna_Rozenich@ajg.com
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