20 years, five playgrounds, one day



    Aon celebrates 20th anniversary by building community playgrounds across
    Canada

    SHERBROOKE, QC, April 24 /CNW/ - Aon unveiled five playgrounds across the
country today as part of its global 20th anniversary. The playgrounds were
built in Halifax, Grande Prairie, Thunder Bay, Victoria and in Sherbrooke's
Parc de la Laurentie.
    "Aon is proud to be part of the community of Sherbrooke, and we wanted to
make a lasting contribution that families can enjoy," said Johanne Lépine,
Senior Vice President and Québec Regional Director, Aon Reed Stenhouse. "Our
Sherbrooke office has a longstanding partnership and dedication to the
community. Sherbrooke isn't just where we work, it's also where we live, and
we felt that building these playgrounds was a wonderful way to say thank you
for being so great to us."
    The playgrounds were part of global events as the company celebrated 20
years under the Aon banner. Aon offices across the country and around the
world held hundreds of special events and community outreach programs,
celebrating this milestone.
    "These events reflect the passion for service that defines Aon's culture
of people helping people," said Chris Fawcus, President and CEO of Aon Reed
Stenhouse. "We felt that this anniversary gave us a perfect opportunity to
give back to Sherbrooke and share in its growth."
    The playgrounds were funded by Aon and, in this case, also by the City of
Sherbrooke. They were built by PlayPower Inc. in cooperation with the local
municipalities. City officials, local families and businesses attended the
unveiling of the playground to celebrate the new addition to their community.

    About Aon

    Aon Corporation (www.aon.com) is a leading provider of risk management
services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital and management
consulting, and specialty insurance underwriting. There are some 43,000
employees working in Aon's 500 offices in 120 countries. As Canada's leading
insurance brokerage and risk management firm, Aon Reed Stenhouse/Aon Parizeau
is committed to developing superior financial and insurance products and
improved, more cost-effective ways of dealing with risk.

    This press release contains certain statements related to future results,
or states our intentions, beliefs and expectations or predictions for the
future which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from either historical or anticipated
results depending on a variety of factors. Potential factors that could impact
results include: general economic conditions in different countries in which
we do business around the world, changes in global equity and fixed income
markets that could affect the return on invested assets, fluctuations in
exchange and interest rates that could influence revenue and expense, rating
agency actions that could affect our ability to borrow funds, funding of our
various pension plans, changes in the competitive environment, our ability to
implement restructuring initiatives and other initiatives intended to yield
cost savings, our ability to execute the stock repurchase program, our ability
to obtain regulatory or legislative changes to permit continuous sales of our
supplemental Medicare health product, changes in commercial property and
casualty markets and commercial premium rates that could impact revenues,
changes in revenues and earnings due to the elimination of contingent
commissions, other uncertainties surrounding a new compensation model, the
impact of investigations brought by state attorneys general, state insurance
regulators, federal prosecutors, and federal regulators, the impact of class
actions and individual lawsuits including client class actions, securities
class actions, derivative actions, ERISA class actions, the impact of the
analysis of practices relating to stock options, the cost of resolution of
other contingent liabilities and loss contingencies, and the difference in
ultimate paid claims in our underwriting companies from actuarial estimates.
Further information concerning the Company and its business, including factors
that potentially could materially affect the Company's financial results, is
contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.





For further information:

For further information: Evelyne Bessette, Communications Advisor, Aon
Reed Stenhouse/Aon Parizeau, (514) 840-7021 or (514) 757-1533,
evelyne.bessette@aon.ca

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