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Aon Strengthens its Market-Leading Position in the Employee Pensions Segment through Acquisition of PWZ Ltd in Switzerland


Zurich, 5 July 2017 – Aon plc (NYSE:AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announced Aon Switzerland Ltd has acquired all business units of the insurance and pensions advisory firm PWZ Ltd. With the acquisition of PWZ Ltd., Aon Switzerland Ltd further strengthens its market-leading position in the employee pensions segment.Founded in 1985 and based in Zurich, PWZ Ltd. is an independent insurance broker that provides personal and property insurance and insurance of assets for Swiss SMEs, specialising in employee pension schemes. Under the stewardship of its owner, Roberto Pertoldi, the company has a wide range of expertise and professional services.

“The demand for professional services in occupational pensions continues to increase, and we believe there is still potential for additional growth in this segment,” affirmed Felix C. Jenny, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions. “With the acquisition of PWZ, we have not only bolstered our team of specialists, but have also added an industry expert and experienced entrepreneur to our Executive Management Board. Aon already boasts a successful track record in Switzerland in the recent years, and PWZ will further enhance our capabilities in the country.

Until further notice, Roberto Pertoldi will continue to oversee operations at PWZ and also take on the new role of Chief Development Officer on the Executive Management Board of Aon Switzerland Ltd.

Speaking about the acquisition, Roberto Pertoldi declared: “I look forward to being able to offer our clients in Switzerland all the advantages of an international broker while continuing to provide our current range of services.”

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

Aon employs about 350 people in Switzerland, with sites in Baar, Basel, Fribourg, Maroggia, Neuchâtel, Nyon and Zurich. The company’s head office is located in Zurich.

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