Aon Hewitt Hires Leader of Legal Consulting Practice in Canada

TORONTO, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), announces today that Deron Waldock has been appointed Senior Vice President of the Canadian Legal Consulting Practice for Aon Hewitt Canada. In this role, Mr. Waldock will be responsible for shaping the vision and leading the organization's legal consulting practice to ultimately provide clients with legal support and guidance on all their employee benefit needs.

"Mr. Waldock has more than twenty years in law, most recently as a partner with Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP. His experience with pension, employee benefits and executive compensation law align well with Aon Hewitt's expertise," says William da Silva, Retirement Consulting Practice leader at Aon Hewitt. "Under Deron's leadership, our legal consulting team will be better positioned to guide our clients through an area of law that is becoming more complex and challenging. Deron's expertise and strategic vision will be a great asset to us as we continue to execute on our overall vision of enabling retirement for Canadians in a sustainable manner."

Mr. Waldock is recognized by Chambers Global as one of the leading pension and benefits lawyers in Canada. He has advised and assisted Canadian and U.S. clients on all legal issues relating to pension, employee benefits, compensation and incentive plans, including implementation, wind-up, administration and compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best-practices, design, implementation and governance matters.

He has also provided expertise and led negotiations on pension, employee benefit, compensation and human resources matters in the context of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate reorganizations as well as in the context of corporate financing transactions and insolvency proceedings.

A frequently published author, Mr. Waldock also contributes to Canadian and international professional organizations as a member of the Pension and Benefits Section of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute and the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association. Professionally, Mr. Waldock is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of Alberta.

"I am very excited to be joining Aon Hewitt at a time when organizations are increasingly searching for strategic partnerships to help solve their most complex human capital issues," says Mr. Waldock. "I look forward to providing organizations much needed legal support for their retirement, benefits, compensation and other human resource strategies."

Mr. Waldock will be based in Aon Hewitt's Toronto office, and report to Mr. da Silva.

About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions. The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies. With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees. 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 61,000 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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