LONDON (1 April 2020) – Aon plc (NYSE:AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, announced today that it has completed the move of the jurisdiction of incorporation for the firm’s parent company to Ireland.
In connection with the transaction, which was effective April 1, 2020, each issued and outstanding Class A ordinary share of Aon plc, the public limited company incorporated in England, was exchanged for one Class A ordinary share of the new Irish-domiciled parent company (also named Aon plc). Class A ordinary shares of the new Irish-domiciled parent company are scheduled to begin trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “AON” (the same symbol under which the UK parent company shares were previously traded).
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