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Aon Names Laurel Meissner as Global Controller

CHICAGO, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Corporation, the leading global provider of risk management and human capital consulting services, today announced the appointment of Laurel Meissner, a former financial executive from Motorola, as Senior Vice President and Global Controller. She replaces Dan Hunger, who is retiring from the firm.

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Meissner will report to Christa Davies, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and will be responsible for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and financial controls, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, Securities and Exchange (SEC) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regulation and standards, and financial operations across all lines of business globally for Aon.

"Our financial management team works with our business leaders to maximize the returns for shareholders and to improve the efficiency of Aon's global finance organization," Davies said. "Laurie's extensive experience in accounting, financial reporting and controls will strengthen our firm's ability to drive business decisions so that we can continue to deliver the best value for our clients."

Since 2000, Meissner has held several positions at Motorola, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. In this role she was responsible for all accounting issues impacting Motorola worldwide; including financial reporting and controls, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, and regulations and standards imposed by the SEC and the FASB. Before joining Motorola, Meissner held positions with Initiate Systems, Cruise Technologies, and KPMG.

Meissner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and systems analysis from Taylor University.

About Aon

Aon Corporation is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital and management consulting. Through its over 36,000 colleagues 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 named the world's "best broker" by Euromoney magazine's 2008 Insurance Survey. In 2008, Aon ranked highest on the Business Insurance ranking of the world's largest insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues. Aon also was ranked by A.M. Best as the number one global insurance brokerage in 2007 and 2008 based on brokerage revenues, and was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007 and 2008 by the readers of Business Insurance. For more information on Aon, log onto http://www.aon.com/.

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