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Aon Captive Services Group Announces New CEO

London - May 4, 2004 - Stephen Cross has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Aon Captive Services Group (ACSG), Aon's captive management and risk finance consulting operations.
Mr Cross, who was previously Chief Operating Officer for ACSG and joined the company in 1990, takes over the position from Philip Stamp who continues in his role as Chairman of ACSG.

Commenting on the appointment, Philip Stamp, said: "Stephen has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in helping to maintain the growth of Aon Captive Services Group as a world leader in the captive management and alternative risk transfer arena, and I congratulate him on his well earned appointment as Chief Executive Officer."

In addition, ACSG has announced the promotion of Bill Harris and Ken MacDonald to Joint Chief Operating Officers of ACSG, with responsibility for the ACSG captive management /ART and risk finance consulting activities in the Americas and Europe/Asia respectively. Both will report directly to Stephen Cross.

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