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Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Chief People Officer

DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 01/11/17 -- Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) today announced the appointment of Julie Ryan as the new Chief People Officer for the company.

Powell Brown remarked, "We are excited to welcome Julie as our new Chief People Officer for Brown & Brown. Julie is a seasoned human resources leader with over 20 years of experience and has been an invaluable teammate at Brown & Brown to date. We are confident that her skills and experience will further enhance the career development opportunities for our current and future teammates."

Most recently, Julie served as the director of human resources and learning & development for Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. Prior to that, she was with Borg Warner, Kimberly-Clark and Gulfstream in various human resources management positions and progressively responsible roles. Julie will be based in Brown & Brown's corporate headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will work closely with Rich Freebourn in transitioning responsibilities for her new position. Rich will continue as an Executive Vice President of Brown & Brown, providing his experience in a number of other areas, including talent development, acquisition integration and communications.

Brown & Brown, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of insurance 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, 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.

This press release may contain certain statements relating to future results which are forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts, but instead represent only the Company's current belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company's control. Further information concerning the Company and its business, including factors that potentially could materially affect the Company's financial results and condition, as well as its other achievements, are contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some factors include: fluctuations in our stock's market price; fluctuations in operating results and cash flows; general economic conditions around the country; downward commercial property and casualty premium pressures; the effects of legislative and regulatory changes pertaining to the insurance industry, including those relating to coastal property coverages; the competitive environment; and the integration of the Company's operations with those of businesses or assets the Company has acquired or may acquire in the future and the failure to realize the expected benefits of such integration. All forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or correct any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur or of which the Company hereafter becomes aware.

R. Andrew Watts
Chief Financial Officer
(386) 239-5770

Source: Brown & Brown, Inc.

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