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Aon Benfield gears up for £250K Paris to London charity bike ride
Some members of the ABikeathon organising committee including - from left to right: David Poulteney, Krystle Francis, Hugo Raymond, Toby Sisson, David Bogg, Dominic Christian, Jeremy Lee and Mike Weeks

London, 10 June 2013 – Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today announces the launch of its new fundraising initiative, ABikeathon – a Paris to London charity bike ride involving more than 220 of its London colleagues.

The event, which takes place from July 4-6 this year, aims to raise at least £250,000 through individual and corporate sponsorship which, subsequently, will be distributed among 70 worthwhile causes selected by the cyclists.

Each charity will receive a donation related to the number of nominations it received.  The causes range from the smallest local charities to the largest global foundations, each having a special meaning to their respective nominators.

ABikeathon will take place over three days, with participants covering more than 70 miles each day. Almost a third of Aon Benfield’s UK workforce will be participating in the bike ride.

Dominic Christian, co-CEO of Aon Benfield and a participant in ABikeathon, said: “Over the years we have peddled many things, but rarely a bicycle!  The ride will be a testing experience for us all, but the real challenge will be reaching our £250,000 fundraising target, and so all 220 cyclists are rallying round our friends to ask them for their generous support.  Those people who know us will realise that cycling such a distance will be a considerable achievement for many of us.”

Donations to ABikeathon can be made via the following link – http://bit.ly/1aVX7mC

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About Aon Benfield

Aon Benfield, a division of Aon plc, is the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. We empower our clients to better understand, manage and transfer risk through innovative solutions and personalized access to all forms of global reinsurance capital across treaty, facultative and capital markets. As a trusted advocate, we deliver local reach to the world’s markets, an unparalleled investment in innovative analytics, including catastrophe management, actuarial and rating agency advisory. Through our professionals’ expertise and experience, we advise clients in making optimal capital choices that will empower results and improve operational effectiveness for their business. With more than 80 offices in 50 countries, our worldwide client base has access to the broadest portfolio of integrated capital solutions and services. To learn how Aon Benfield helps empower results, please visit aonbenfield.com.

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon’s global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United

 Media Contacts:

David Bogg
Aon Benfield
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Andrew Wragg
Aon Benfield
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Alexandra Lewis
Aon Benfield
+44 (0)20 7882 0541
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