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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): September 17, 2020


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

220 South Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (386) 252-9601


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Common Stock, $0.10 Par Value


New York Stock Exchange

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Item 1.01  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On September 17, 2020, Brown & Brown, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC and Truist Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), with respect to the offer and sale by the Company of $700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 2.375% Senior Notes due 2031 (the “Notes”).  The Notes were offered under the Company’s Automatic Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-248587) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 3, 2020. The Underwriting Agreement contemplates that the Notes will be issued pursuant to that certain Indenture, dated as of September 18, 2014, between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as supplemented by a Third Supplemental Indenture expected to be dated as of September 24, 2020. The sale of the Notes is expected to close on September 24, 2020.  The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering of the Notes to repay a portion of the outstanding borrowings under the Company’s credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by the Company, conditions to closing, termination provisions and other terms and conditions customary in agreements of this type. The Underwriting Agreement also contains customary indemnification and contribution rights and obligations of the Company and the Underwriters.  The Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits



The following exhibit is filed herewith:






 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.









Date: September 18, 2020




R. Andrew Watts

Executive Vice President, Treasurer and

Chief Financial Officer














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