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Aon Hewitt Announces Strategic Alliance with Leading HR Consulting Firm in Israel

Relationship with AKT Provides Powerful Combination of Local Expertise, Global Reach and Best Practices to Help Companies Address Key HR Challenges

NYSE: AON
Feb 7, 2013

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., February 7, 2013 – Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today announced it is collaborating with AKT, a leading provider of HR consulting, technology and services in Israel, to provide a full range of integrated HR services and capabilities to clients that are headquartered or have operations in Israel.

AKT is the leading HR consulting firm in Israel and helps more than 100 of the largest organizations in the Israeli market solve their most pressing HR-related challenges. The firm provides a full range of integrated services and solutions, including talent management and leadership consulting, outplacement services, change management and organizational development, compensation and reward strategies, employee learning and development, pension and benefits advice, employee research and HR effectiveness.

According to Aon Hewitt estimates, the HR consulting market in Israel will almost double in the next five years, fueled by an accelerated trend of foreign companies setting up subsidiaries in Israel and acquiring Israeli companies; and by new Israeli companies entering global markets. Both trends are expected to drive a strong demand for HR consulting experts who have the depth and breadth of expertise to address the changing HR landscape and complex workforce challenges in the region.
 
“Israel is a key market for many of our multinational clients, and partnering with AKT strengthens Aon Hewitt’s ability to serve our increasingly global client base with a top-tier presence in major countries around the world,” said Mark Arian, co-leader of Aon’s Mergers & Acquisition Solutions practice. “As the leading provider of HR consulting services in Israel, AKT understands the factors that go into recruiting, attracting and retaining key talent in the country. Their depth and breadth of experience, coupled with Aon Hewitt’s global reach, data-driven insights and expanded offerings, enables us to provide our clients with global HR consulting solutions and services that are unmatched in the region.”

“We are delighted to join forces with Aon Hewitt. Over the past five years, we have seen demand grow for our services for both local and international companies,” said Etan Bernstein, managing partner at AKT. ”Collaborating with Aon Hewitt enables us to build on that progress and better serve the local and global needs of Israeli-headquartered companies. Through our relationship, we can tap into global best practices and expand our broader capabilities in key health, retirement, talent and compensation areas, where the skills of both organizations complement each other extremely well.”

For more information on AKT, visit http://www.akt.co.il/.


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About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions.  The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance.  Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies.  With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees.  For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.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 61,000 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.


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Maurissa Kanter, 847-442-0952, maurissa.kanter@aonhewitt.com
MacKenzie Lucas, 847-442-2995, Mackenzie.lucas@aonhewitt.com 



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