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Aon Benfield Wins Industry Accolade

LONDON, DECEMBER 17, 2008 - Aon Benfield, the world’s premier reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser, has scooped its first industry award since the company’s launch two weeks ago.

Readers of Reinsurance magazine voted Aon Benfield Broker of the Year in its Readers’ Awards 2008 competition.

In a joint statement, Andrew Appel, chief executive officer of Aon Benfield, and Michael O'Halleran, executive chairman, said: “This recognition is a tribute to the 4000 plus colleagues of Aon Benfield whose focus on creating distinctive client value is top of mind each and every day. In this time of unprecedented stress in the global financial markets, we are even more focused on providing our clients with the very best advice, analytics and capital solutions to help them weather the storm and come out ahead.”

Aon Benfield was launched on December 1 following the merger of Aon Re Global and Benfield Group. Readers of Reinsurance magazine cited the company’s "accuracy” and "broad spread of offering” among their reasons for nominating Aon Benfield as Broker of the Year.

Anthony Gould, Reinsurance magazine editor-in-chief, said: “The Readers’ Awards have once again proved to be a great success, and we always await our readers’ comments with interest. Aon Benfield received many plaudits, who flagged up the company’s broad spread of offering among their reasons for naming it Broker of the Year.”

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About Aon Benfield
Aon Benfield is the world’s premier reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, providing clients with integrated capital solutions and services. The company offers clients access to every traditional and alternative market in the world, through an international network of offices spanning over 50 countries and more than 4,000 professionals. Its worldwide client base is able to access the broadest portfolio of integrated capital solutions and services, world-class talent, unparalleled global reach and local expertise to best meet their business objectives. Aon Benfield is the industry leader in treaty, facultative and capital markets transactions.

For further information please contact:

David Bogg
Aon Benfield London
t: +44 (0)20 7522 4016
e: david.bogg@aonbenfield.com

Andrew Wragg
Aon Benfield London
t: +44 (0)20 7522 8183
e: andrew.wragg@aonbenfield.com

David Prosperi
Aon Benfield Chicago
t: +1 312 381 2485
e: david_propseri@aon.com


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