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Aon Construction Services Group Hires Veteran Industry Expert to Lead Hawaii Operations

Friday, March 21, 2008 General News J E 4
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HONOLULU, March 20 Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC),the leading provider of global risk management services, today announced thatChad Karasaki has joined Aon Construction Services Group as managing director.Karasaki, who will also serve as chairman and CEO of the Aon Honolulu office,is the latest in a series of strategic hires by Aon Construction ServicesGroup to strengthen its growing presence in Hawaii and deliver distinctivevalue to clients.

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Karasaki joins Aon from Marsh, where he had worked for 22 years. He wasmost recently head of Marsh's Hawaii office and was responsible for managingmany of the company's largest construction, development, hospitality andretail clients.

"The addition of a practitioner with Chad's outstanding level of knowledgeand experience in the construction industry will immediately enhance ourprofile within Hawaii," said Peter Arkley, president and chief executiveofficer of Aon Construction Services Group. "His understanding of thechallenges facing contractor, owner and developer clients in the state willstrengthen our ability to provide our clients with the best coverage andadvice available today."

Karasaki, 45, holds over 20 years of construction risk managementexperience and has worked in the Hawaii market for almost his entire career.As managing director, Karasaki will utilize his access to this market and hiskeen understanding of owner and contractor controlled programs, hurricane andtyphoon-related claims and construction defect cases to the benefit of the AonHonolulu construction practice.

Karasaki holds a bachelor's degree with a double major in marketing andmanagement from the University of Portland and a master of arts inorganizational management from the University of Phoenix. He is a member ofthe Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Association, General ContractorsAssociation, Business Roundtable and the Japan American Society.

About Aon Construction Services Group

Aon Construction Services Group employs over 540 employees dedicated tothe construction industry in 25 offices across the country. Backed by broadresources, industry knowledge and technical expertise, Aon professionalsunderstand every major sector of the construction industry and help a widerange of clients develop effective risk management and workforce productivitysolutions.

About Aon Corporation

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC) is the leading global provider of riskmanagement services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human capital andmanagement consulting, and specialty insurance underwriting. Through its43,000 professionals worldwide, Aon readily delivers distinctive client valuevia innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivitysolutions. Our industry-leading global resources, technical expertise andindustry knowledge are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in morethan 120 countries. Aon was ranked by A.M. Best as the number one globalinsurance brokerage in 2007 based on brokerage revenues, and voted bestinsurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, and best employeebenefits consulting firm in 2007 by the readers of Business Insurance. Formore information on Aon, log onto http://www.aon.com.Media Contact Raphaele Schnoll KemperLesnik 312.755.3592 Raphaele.Schnoll@kemperlesnik.com

SOURCE Aon Corporation
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