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Aon Benfield names Joe Smith as Chief Executive Officer of its Chile team

Chicago, December 20, 2013 – Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announces the appointment of Joe Smith as Chief Executive Officer of its Chile team.

In a career spanning more than 20 years with Aon, Mr. Smith has gained extensive experience in many global markets and operations, having previously worked in London, Tokyo and Miami.

He most recently served as Treaty Director at Aon Benfield Chile, a role that remains within his responsibilities as CEO of Aon Benfield Chile.

Mr. Smith’s appointment is one of several changes to Aon Benfield Chile’s senior leadership structure that will enable the firm to further enhance its delivery of global resources and tools to the Chile market, and to increase Aon Benfield’s strategic focus on its Chile operations.

Joseph Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield Chile, said: “As part of an ongoing investment in client solutions and services across the Latin America reinsurance market, we are continuing to strengthen our Chile team, which is committed to driving the development of the Chilean reinsurance market.”

In addition to Mr. Smith’s appointment, Aon Benfield has appointed the following colleagues to its Chile executive committee:

• Mariana Mulic, Aon Benfield Chile Director of Operations, Finance and Client Services and Aon Benfield Latin America Chief Financial Officer

• Martin Soto Quintus, Aon Benfield Chile Director of the Facultative Department

• Miguel Pizarro, Aon Benfield Chile Director of Specialty Lines, Product Development and Commercial Strategy Units

Mike Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield Latin America, added: “In addition to these structural enhancements to our firm in the Chile reinsurance market, Aon Benfield Chile clients will continue to receive the full benefits of the Aon Benfield global network. This includes access to capital markets products through the capabilities of our reinsurance investment banking division, Aon Benfield Securities, and the expertise and solutions of Aon Benfield Analytics, which comprises more than 500 colleagues globally.”      


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