Aon Gets New CEO

    April 4, 2005

Aon announced the election of Gregory C. Case, 42, as president and CEO effective immediately.

Case has also been elected to the Aon Board of Directors. Case succeeds Patrick G. Ryan, who has served as Aon’s CEO since the company’s founding. Ryan will serve as executive chairman of the Aon Board of Directors.

Andrew J. McKenna, lead Aon director and chairman of the board’s Search Committee, commented, “We are delighted that we have engaged someone of Greg’s caliber to lead Aon in the rapidly changing insurance industry. Our board was determined to conduct a thorough search, and we could not be more pleased with the result. Greg’s management experience in professional services, his firsthand knowledge of the insurance industry, and his keen understanding of the complexity of global organizations make him an ideal candidate to succeed Pat Ryan, who has built Aon into the tremendous franchise it is today.”

Pat Ryan added, “I am very enthused about Greg’s selection, and I look forward to working with him. He is a proven leader and team builder, and he has advised, and earned the respect of, some of the most prominent executives in the worldwide insurance industry. In addition to his broad insurance background, which will be of obvious benefit to our brokerage and underwriting businesses, he will bring great value to Aon’s consulting business.”

Case commented, “Aon is a great company with tremendous global presence and highly talented and committed people, providing enormous potential beyond what has already been accomplished. It is a great honor to join such a talented group of professionals and to build upon what Pat Ryan and others have established.”

Case most recently served as head of the Financial Services Practice at McKinsey & Company, the international strategic management consulting firm. Previously, Case was responsible for McKinsey’s Global Insurance Practice. A native of Kansas City, Case received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Case and his family reside in suburban Chicago.

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