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Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Summary and Plan Document
This section provides a summary of the Plan as of September 1, 2016.
This section constitutes part of a prospectus covering securities that have been registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
A Note on Tax Advice: The tax laws are complicated and often change. This summary is not intended to provide personal tax advice to any employee.
The Marsh & McLennan Companies Employee Stock Purchase Plan (Plan) is a plan that lets you buy shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. common stock at a discount through convenient payroll deductions. Through this Plan, you can participate in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. ownership by purchasing shares of Company common stock for 95% of its market value on the day of each quarterly purchase.
A Note about ERISA
The Plan is not subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, as amended, and is not intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) of 1986, as amended.
Part of a Plan Prospectus
These questions and answers constitute part of a prospectus covering securities that have been registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act).
The date of this prospectus is September 1, 2015.
Participants may receive, without charge, any of the documents that constitute part of the prospectus as well as a copy of the annual report for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. and copies of other reports, proxy statements and other communications distributed to Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. shareholders. (These documents have been incorporated by reference into the prospectus.)
All reports and other documents subsequently filed by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. or the Plan pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, also will be deemed to be incorporated into this Summary Plan Description and Prospectus by reference and to be a part of this Summary Plan Description and Prospectus from the date of the filing of such reports and documents. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.'s annual report can be viewed on the Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.'s website at https://news-investors.mmc.com.
Copies of the documents described above may be obtained from the Secretary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. at the following address: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; telephone: +1 212 345 5000.
Neither Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. nor its subsidiaries or affiliates (Company) have any authority or oversight over shares purchased through this Plan; instead, a stock plan account is established at Fidelity Investments on behalf of the employee. For more information about Fidelity Investments' services after shares are purchased, contact Fidelity Investments at +1 800 544 9354 or outside the US, Fidelity.com/globalcall.