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Aon Consulting to Offer ELM(sm) Annuities to Clients
Product designed to address changing retirement needs of U.S. employees

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Consulting Worldwide, the global human capital consulting organization of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC), today announced it will promote the ELM(sm) annuities to its clients. These fixed annuity contracts were developed by ELM Income Group, working together with the large insurance companies that issue the contracts. The ELM annuities are designed to address issues around pricing and transparency, and respond to the changing retirement needs of U.S. retirees concerned with risks such as market volatility, longevity and inflation.

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"We think ELM offers the kind of value and integrity employers like to see in the marketplace," said Cecil Hemingway, executive vice president and head of Aon Consulting's U.S. Retirement Practice. "There is now extensive economic research demonstrating how annuities may optimize sustainable income in retirement. Through independent research, and our own analysis, from February 2007 to December 2007, we compared the annuities available through ELM against other similarly available annuities and found ELM annuities are highly price competitive, very flexible, very secure and provide additional benefits not often available from competitive products. We believe employers will want to communicate these messages to retirees and point them to quality sources in the annuity marketplace."

Aon Consulting will offer the ELM annuities to employer clients seeking to introduce their retirees to the fixed annuity marketplace.

"ELM Products efficiently address the needs of retirees who need either safety and income, or safety and growth opportunity," said Chris O'Flinn, president and CEO of ELM Income Group. "We believe the partnership with Aon Consulting will enable workers nationwide to learn more about the advantages of fixed annuities and benefits of the ELM programs."

About ELM Income Group

ELM(sm) Income Group, Inc., based in Washington, D.C., is an independent insurance agency that offers annuity products online at http://www.elmannuity.com/. ELM was founded by two former officers of large corporations, each with an extensive background in benefits and applied actuarial science. ELM helps retirees achieve a secure financial foundation by increasing their ownership of fixed annuities. ELM Income Group, Inc. is not affiliated with Aon Corporation.

About Aon

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital and management consulting, and specialty insurance underwriting. Through its 43,000 professionals worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Our industry-leading global resources, technical expertise and industry knowledge are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Aon was ranked by A.M. Best as the number one global insurance brokerage in 2007 based on brokerage revenues, and voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007 by the readers of Business Insurance. For more information on Aon, log onto http://www.aon.com/.

About Aon Consulting

Aon Consulting Worldwide (http://www.aon.com/hcc) is among the top global human capital consulting firms, with 2006 revenues of $1.282 billion and 6,500 professionals in 117 offices worldwide. Aon Consulting is shaping the workplace of the future through benefits, talent management and rewards strategies and solutions. Aon Consulting was named the best employee benefit consulting firm by the readers of Business Insurance magazine in 2006 and 2007.

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   Joe Micucci                     John Hellerman
   Aon Consulting                  ELM
   312-381-4786                    202.274.4762
   joe_micucci@aon.com             JHellerman@HellermanBaretz.com

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CONTACT: Joe Micucci of Aon Consulting, +1-312-381-4786,
joe_micucci@aon.com; or John Hellerman of ELM Income Group, Inc.,
+1-202-274-4762, JHellerman@HellermanBaretz.com, for Aon Corporation

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