SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
January 18, 2012
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On January 18, 2012 the board of directors (the “Board”) of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) elected Elaine La Roche and R. David Yost to the Board, effective immediately. Ms. La Roche is a Senior Advisor to China International Capital Corporation US. Mr. Yost was the Chief Executive Officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation from 2001 until his retirement in 2011.
The Board has determined that both Ms. La Roche and Mr. Yost are independent directors for purposes of the New York Stock Exchange listed company standards and the independence standards set forth in the Company's guidelines for corporate governance. The Board has appointed Ms. La Roche to serve on its audit and compliance and risk committees. The Board has appointed Mr. Yost to serve on its compensation and corporate responsibility committees.
As non-management directors, Ms. La Roche and Mr. Yost will be compensated as described under “Board of Directors and Committees - Director Compensation” in the Company's proxy statement relating to its 2011 annual meeting of stockholders.
A copy of the Company's press release, dated January 18, 2012, announcing the election of Ms. La Roche and Mr. Yost is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press release issued by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. on January 18, 2012.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
MARSH & McLENNAN COMPANIES, INC.
/s/ Luciana Fato
Deputy General Counsel &
Date: January 18, 2012
Exhibit No. Exhibit
Press release issued by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. on January 18, 2012.