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NEW YORK, May 15, 2008 — Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) today held its annual meeting of shareholders, at which the company announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.20 per share, payable on August 15, 2008 to shareholders of record on July 8, 2008.
MMC also announced that shareholders re-elected the entire slate of 2008 director nominees: Brian Duperreault; Stephen R. Hardis; The Rt. Hon. Lord Lang of Monkton, DL; Bruce P. Nolop; Morton O. Schapiro; and Adele Simmons.
In further business at the annual meeting, shareholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2008, and, as recommended by the Board of Directors, approved an amendment to MMC's Restated Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate the Board's classified structure. A stockholder proposal relating to political contributions did not receive the number of votes required for approval.
An audio webcast of MMC's 2008 annual meeting, which includes the remarks of president and chief executive officer Brian Duperreault, can be accessed at www.mmc.com.
MMC is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. It is the parent company of a number of the world's leading risk experts and specialty consultants, including Marsh, the insurance broker and risk advisor; Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy; and Kroll, the risk consulting firm. With more than 55,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, MMC provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 100 countries. Its stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago, and London stock exchanges. MMC's website address is www.mmc.com.