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Two Organizations Recognize Aon for Excellence in Diversity

CHICAGO, August 30, 2010 - Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management services and human capital solutions, has been honored with two awards for its diversity and inclusion efforts that have improved equity in the workplace.

Profiles in Diversity Journal honored Aon Consulting, the global human capital solutions business of Aon Corporation, with a 2010 International Innovation in Diversity Award of Excellence. The award, which recognizes companies that have distinguished themselves by virtue of the innovative approach they have taken to advance diversity in the workplace and in the communities they serve, recognized Aon Consulting's Employee Benefit Outsourcing group for its Unmatched Teams Initiative.

The initiative tackled three strategic imperatives to engage a diverse workforce – to recognize, nurture and promote talent. Executive Vice President and Practice Director, Ken Haderer, and his leadership team partnered with Novations, a leading provider of employee engagement and diversity training, to develop a learning curriculum to build awareness of the need for and power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. To ensure an integrated approach, Aon merged Novations’ Appreciating Differences program with Aon’s own performance management tools and its Leadership Model.

Aon Consulting selected a team of Diversity Champions from across the business to develop and drive continued education and learning.

Haderer stated that due to the Unmatched Teams Initiative, “Aon Consulting has experienced higher levels of performance across the organization as measured by individual and team key performance indicators of productivity and service quality.”    

In addition, on August 13, Aon President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Case was recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency as one of four 2010 CEO Leadership Circle of Excellence award winners. The purpose of the award was to highlight CEOs whose personal leadership and commitment to diversity are models for the corporate community.

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About Aon Consulting
Aon Consulting is among the top global human capital consulting firms, with more than 6,300 professionals in 229 offices worldwide. The firm works with organizations to improve business performance and shape the workplace of the future through employee 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, 2007, 2008 and 2009. For more information on Aon Consulting, please visit

About Aon
Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) is a leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting. Through its more than 36,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's largest insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon’s global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

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