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Aon Empowers Results in Canada on Global Service Day

Worldwide Initiative to Provide Vaccinations for Children in Mali

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 12, 2014) - Celebrating its commitment to empowering economic and human possibility Aon Hewitt's Canadian colleagues are partnering with local charities to take part in Aon's Global Service Day, a company-wide initiative where colleagues in more than 40 countries will volunteer their time and efforts to support over 170 charity partners in their communities. Aon Hewitt is a business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resources solutions.

In Canada, more than 250 Aon colleagues will provide assistance to 19 local organizations throughout the country to engage in charitable activities that benefit their local communities and focus on providing assistance to organizations that empower people and serve communities at risk.

                                                                            
-- Vancouver:     The Salvation Army - Belkin House                         
                  Habitat for Humanity ReStore                              
                                                                            
-- Calgary:       The Mustard Seed                                          
                  Canadian Blood Services                                   
                                                                            
-- Edmonton:      Ronald McDonald House Charities                           
                  Edmonton's Food Bank                                      
                  Canadian Blood Services                                   
                                                                            
-- Saskatoon:     Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre                     
                                                                            
-- Regina:        The Regina Early Learning Centre                          
                                                                            
-- Winnipeg:      Winnipeg Harvest                                          
                                                                            
-- Toronto:       Habitat for Humanity Halton                               
                  Junior Achievement                                        
                  SPRINT Senior Care                                        
                  Daily Bread Food Bank                                     
                  Canadian Blood Services                                   
                  North York Harvest Food Bank                              
                                                                            
-- London:        SARI Therapeutic Riding                                   
                                                                            
-- Montreal:      Relais pour la vie                                        
                                                                            
-- Quebec City:   Leucan                                                    
                                                                            
                                                                            

"The core of any corporation's citizenship is how its business contributes to society and to the communities where its colleagues live and work," said Greg Case, Aon plc president and chief executive officer. "Today, our colleagues unite as a firm to give back to their local communities in order to empower those who need it most."

"Today, we come together as a firm to give back and have an impact on the local communities within which we do business," said Tony Gaffney, CEO of Aon Hewitt Canada. "Corporate citizenship means contributing to society beyond what you do in your everyday course of business. Aon's Global Service Day is the embodiment of that philosophy."

Aon's Global Service Day will feature a social media campaign in partnership with the Red Cross to raise money for a children's vaccination program in Mali. For every Global Service Day post by an Aon colleague to Instagram, Twitter and Aon's internal Yammer network, Aon will donate $1 to provide a Measles or Rubella vaccination for a child in Mali. With a goal of vaccinating 10,000 young people, Aon colleagues have the opportunity to make an impact on a community in need while also sharing their Global Service Day experience through social media.

Colleagues and community partners are encouraged to use the hashtag #EmpowerResults to share their events and activities.

About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness. Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide. For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.

About Aon
Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

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