J. Hyatt Brown Undergoes Successful Bypass Surgery

June 21, 2005

J. Hyatt Brown, chairman and CEO of Brown & Brown Inc., with offices in Daytona Beach and Tampa, Fla., has undergone successful bypass surgery. According to a company spokesperson, the procedure, performed June 21, is not expected to prevent him from continuing his responsibilities with the company.

Brown’s doctors confirmed that, given Mr. Brown’s physical condition, they have every reason to expect a normal recovery.

“With regards to the company, we have a strong experienced leadership team in place and our on-going operations will continue to run according to our model,” Jim W. Henderson, Brown & Brown president and chief operating officer said. We look forward to Hyatt’s return to work, subject to his physicians’ approval, later this summer.”

Brown & Brown, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a broad range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk management, employee benefit administration, and managed health care programs.

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