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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 65,000 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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Financial Highlights

Aon Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
First Quarter Key Metrics

- $2.9 billion total revenue with 2% organic revenue growth
- 15.9% operating margin
- $1.06 EPS
- $65 million decrease in cash flow to a use of $11 million

"Our first quarter results reflect a solid start to the year with double-digit earnings growth, highlighted by strong performance across Risk Solutions and effective capital management," Greg Case, president and chief executive officer of Aon plc. "We are returning a record amount of capital to shareholders, highlighted by the repurchase of $600 million of ordinary shares in the quarter and the recently declared 43% increase in our quarterly cash dividend, while continuing to invest in innovative solutions across the firm to strengthen our industry-leading platform for long-term growth, strong free cash flow generation and increased financial flexibility."
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Aon Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

First Quarter Key Metrics
- Total revenue was $2.9 billion with organic revenue growth of 2%
- Operating margin was 15.9%, and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 30 basis points to 18.8%
- EPS was $1.06, and EPS, adjusted for certain items, increased 15% to $1.28
- Cash flow from operations decreased $65 million to a use of $11 million, and free cash flow decreased $60 million to a use of $66 million

First Quarter Highlights
- Repurchased 7.2 million Class A Ordinary Shares for approximately $600 million
- Subsequent to the close of the first quarter, Aon announced a 43% increase to the quarterly cash dividend

LONDON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

Net income attributable to Aon shareholders was $325 million, or $1.06 per share, compared to $261 million, or $0.82 per share, for the prior year quarter. Net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders, adjusted for certain items, increased 15% to $1.28, compared to $1.11 in the prior year quarter. Certain items that impacted first quarter results and comparisons with the prior year quarter are detailed in the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings per Share" on page 12 of this press release.

"Our first quarter results reflect a solid start to the year with double-digit earnings growth, highlighted by strong performance across Risk Solutions and effective capital management," said Greg Case, president and chief executive officer. "We are returning a record amount of capital to shareholders, highlighted by the repurchase of $600 million of ordinary shares in the quarter and the recently declared 43% increase in our quarterly cash dividend, while continuing to invest in innovative solutions across the firm to strengthen our industry-leading platform for long-term growth, strong free cash flow generation and increased financial flexibility."

FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL SUMMARY
Total revenue increased 1% to $2.9 billion compared to the prior year quarter primarily driven by a 2% increase in organic revenue, partially offset by a 1% unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Total operating expenses for the first quarter decreased 1% to $2.5 billion compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to a $31 million increase in savings related to the restructuring programs, a $26 million decrease in formal restructuring costs, an $18 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation, a $17 million decrease in expenses related to acquisitions, net of divestitures, and a $13 million decrease in intangible asset amortization, partially offset by an increase in expense to support future growth in our health care exchange business and an increase in expense associated with 2% organic revenue growth.

Depreciation expense increased 2%, or $1 million, to $60 million compared to the prior year quarter.

Intangible asset amortization expense decreased 13%, or $13 million, to $86 million compared to the prior year quarter, made up of a $9 million decrease in HR Solutions and a $4 million decrease in Risk Solutions.

Restructuring savings in the first quarter related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program are estimated at $100 million compared to $69 million in the prior year quarter. Of the estimated savings in the first quarter, approximately $76 million were related to the HR Solutions segment compared to $56 million in the prior year quarter, and approximately $24 million were related to the Risk Solutions segment compared to $13 million in the prior year quarter.

In HR Solutions, approximately $280 million of the expected $303 million in total cumulative savings have been achieved under the program, with the remaining $23 million of savings expected to be achieved by the end of 2014. In Risk Solutions, approximately $80 million of the expected $99 million in total cumulative savings have been achieved under the program, with the remaining $19 million of savings expected to be achieved by the end of 2014. The Company has incurred all remaining costs for the Aon Hewitt Plan, and the plan was closed in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Foreign currency exchange rates in the first quarter had no material impact on adjusted net income if the Company were to translate prior year quarter results at current quarter foreign exchange rates.

Effective tax rate on net income in the first quarter was 18.9% compared to 26.1% in the prior year quarter. The effective tax rate in the first quarter of 2014 was favorably impacted by changes in the geographic distribution of income. Potential unfavorable discrete tax adjustments in future quarters of 2014 could cause the effective tax rate for the full year 2014 to be higher than the effective tax rate reported in the first quarter of 2014.

Average diluted shares outstanding decreased to 307.2 million in the first quarter compared to 320.0 million in the prior year quarter. The Company repurchased 7.2 million Class A Ordinary Shares for approximately $600 million in the first quarter. The Company has $2.3 billion of remaining authorization under its share repurchase program.

Cash flow from operations decreased $65 million to a use of $11 million in the first quarter due primarily to organic growth and $64 million of timing related to certain incentive compensation and interest expense payments, partially offset by solid underlying working capital performance and a decrease in pension contributions and cash taxes in the quarter.

Free cash flow, as defined by cash flow from operations less capital expenditures, decreased $60 million to a use of $66 million in the first quarter driven by a decrease in cash flow from operations, partially offset by a $5 million decrease in capital expenditures. A reconciliation of free cash flow to cash flow from operations can be found on the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Organic Revenue and Free Cash Flow" on page 11 of this press release.

FIRST QUARTER SEGMENT REVIEW
Certain noteworthy items impacted operating income and operating margins in the first quarters of 2014 and 2013. The first quarter segment reviews provided below include supplemental information related to organic revenue, adjusted operating income and operating margin, which is described in detail on the "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Organic Revenue and Free Cash Flow" on page 11 and "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings per Share" on page 12 of this press release.

RISK SOLUTIONS

Less:
(millions) Three Months Ended Less: Acquisitions,
Commissions,  Mar 31, Mar 31, % Currency Divestitures, Organic
Fees and Other 2014 2013 Change Impact   Other   Revenue
Retail $  1,579 $  1,562 1% (1)% (1)% 3%
Reinsurance 409 402 2 (1) - 3
Subtotal $  1,988 $  1,964 1% (1)% (1)% 3%
Investment Income 6 7 (14)
Total Revenue $1,994 $1,971 1%

Risk Solutions total revenue increased 1% to $2.0 billion compared to the prior year quarter due to 3% organic growth in commissions and fees, offset by a 1% decrease in commissions and fees resulting from acquisitions, net of divestitures, and a 1% unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Retail organic revenue increased 3% reflecting revenue growth in both the Americas and International businesses. Americas organic revenue increased 4% reflecting growth across all regions driven by new business generation in US Retail and strong management of the renewal book portfolio across Latin America and Canada. International organic revenue increased 3% driven by strong growth across emerging markets and Asia and solid management of the renewal book portfolio across continental Europe.

Reinsurance organic revenue increased 3% compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to growth in facultative placements and capital markets transactions and advisory business, as well as net new business growth in treaty placements, partially offset by an unfavorable market impact in the quarter.



Three Months Ended



Mar 31,
Mar 31,
%
(millions)
2014
2013
Change
Revenue
$  1,994
$  1,971
1%
Expenses





Compensation and benefits 1,130
1,110
2
Other general expenses 419
458
(9)
Total operating expenses 1,549
1,568
(1)%
Operating income
$     445
$     403
10%
Operating margin
22.30%
20.40%








Operating income - adjusted $     470
$     443
6%
Operating margin - adjusted   23.60%
22.50%


Compensation and benefits for the first quarter increased 2%, or $20 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to an increase in expense associated with 3% organic revenue growth, partially offset by a $10 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation, a $9 million decrease in expenses related to acquisitions, net of divestitures, a $9 million decrease in formal restructuring costs and savings related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program.

Other general expenses for the first quarter decreased 9%, or $39 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to expense discipline, a $6 million favorable impact from foreign currency translation, a $4 million decrease in intangible asset amortization and savings related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program.

First quarter operating income increased 10% to $445 million compared to the prior year quarter. Adjusting for certain items detailed on page 12 of this press release, operating income increased 6%, or $27 million, and operating margin increased 110 basis points to 23.6%, each compared to the prior year quarter. The increase in adjusted operating margin was driven by solid organic revenue growth, expense discipline and savings related to the restructuring programs.

HR SOLUTIONS

(millions) Three Months Ended


Less:
      Less:

Acquisitions,
Commissions,  Mar 31,
Mar 31,
%
Currency
Divestitures,
Organic
Fees and Other 2014
2013
Change
Impact
Other
Revenue
Consulting Services $     384
$     382
1%
1%
(1)%
1%
Outsourcing 589
581
1
-
-
1
Intersegment (8)
(9)
   N/A
   N/A
    N/A
 N/A
Subtotal $     965
$     954
1%
-%
-%
1%
Investment Income -
-
   N/A





Total Revenue $     965
$    954
1%






HR Solutions total revenue increased 1% to $965 million compared to the prior year quarter driven by 1% organic growth in commissions and fees.

Organic revenue in Consulting Services increased 1% driven primarily by growth in investment and compensation consulting, partially offset by an anticipated unfavorable impact from timing in the quarter in compensation consulting. Organic revenue in Outsourcing increased 1% compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to modest growth in benefits administration and HR Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).




Three Months Ended



Mar 31,
Mar 31,
%
(millions)
2014
2013
Change
Revenue
$      965
$    954
1%
Expenses





Compensation and benefits
594
590
1
Other general expenses
304
313
(3)
Total operating expenses
898
903
(1)%


$        67
$      51
31%
Operating income
Operating margin
6.90%
5.30%








Operating income - adjusted
$    128
$    136
(6)%
Operating margin - adjusted  
13.30%
14.30%


Compensation and benefits for the first quarter increased 1%, or $4 million, compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to an increase in expense to support future growth of our health care exchange business and an increase in expense associated with 1% organic revenue growth, partially offset by savings related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program and a $14 million decrease in formal restructuring costs.

Other general expenses for the first quarter decreased 3%, or $9 million, compared to the prior year quarter due to a $9 million decrease in intangible asset amortization.

First quarter operating income increased 31% to $67 million compared to the prior year quarter. Adjusting for certain items detailed on page 12 of this press release, operating income decreased 6%, or $8 million, and operating margin decreased 100 basis points to 13.3%, each compared to the prior year quarter. An increase in expense to support future growth of our health care exchange business and an anticipated unfavorable impact from the timing of certain revenue in Consulting Services more than offset modest organic revenue growth and savings related to the Aon Hewitt restructuring program.

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES



Three Months Ended



Mar 31,
Mar 31,
%
(millions)
2014
2013
Change
Risk Solutions
$  445
$  403
10%
HR Solutions
67
51
31
Unallocated expenses
(43)
(44)
(2)
Operating income 
$  469
$  410
14%
Interest income
2
1
100
Interest expense
(58)
(52)
12
Other income 
1
9
(89)
Income before income taxes
$  414
$  368
13%

Unallocated expenses decreased $1 million to $43 million compared to the prior year quarter. Interest income increased $1 million to $2 million compared to the prior year quarter. Interest expense increased $6 million to $58 million compared to the prior year quarter due primarily to an increase in the total debt outstanding and costs related to certain derivative hedging programs. Other income of $1 million primarily includes gains on certain long-term investments. The prior year quarter includes a $6 million net gain due to the favorable impact of exchange rates on remeasurement of assets and liabilities in non-functional currencies and $3 million of net gains on certain long-term investments.

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 66,000 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.

Safe Harbor Statement
This communication 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. These forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of our operations. All statements, other than statements of historical facts that address activities, events or developments that we expect or anticipate may occur in the future, including such things as our outlook, future capital expenditures, growth in commissions and fees, changes to the composition or level of our revenues, cash flow and liquidity, expected tax rates, business strategies, competitive strengths, goals, the benefits of new initiatives, growth of our business and operations, plans and references to future successes, are forward-looking statements. Also, when we use the words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "probably", or similar expressions, we are making forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward looking statements: general economic conditions in different countries in which Aon does business around the world; changes in the competitive environment; changes in global equity and fixed income markets that could affect the return on invested assets; changes in the funding status of Aon's various defined benefit pension plans and the impact of any increased pension funding resulting from those changes; rating agency actions that could affect Aon's ability to borrow funds; fluctuations in exchange and interest rates that could influence revenue and expense; the impact of class actions, individual law suits and other contingent liabilities and loss contingencies arising from errors and omissions and other claims against Aon, including client class actions, securities class actions, derivative actions and ERISA class actions; the impact of any investigations brought by regulatory authorities in the U.S., U.K. and other countries; the failure to retain and attract qualified personnel; the impact of, and potential challenges in complying with, legislation and regulation in the jurisdictions in which Aon operates, particularly given the global scope of Aon's businesses and the possibility of conflicting regulatory requirements across jurisdictions in which Aon does business; the effect of the change in global headquarters and jurisdiction of incorporation, including differences in the anticipated benefits; the extent to which Aon retains existing clients and attracts new businesses and Aon's ability to incentivize and retain key employees; the extent to which Aon manages certain risks created in connection with the various services, including fiduciary and advisory services and business process outsourcing services, among others, that Aon currently provides, or will provide in the future, to clients; Aon's ability to implement restructuring initiatives and other initiatives intended to yield cost savings, and the ability to achieve those cost savings; the potential of a system or network breach or disruption resulting in operational interruption or improper disclosure of personal data; changes in commercial property and casualty markets and commercial premium rates that could impact revenues; any inquiries relating to compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and non-U.S. anti-corruption laws and with U.S. and non-U.S. trade sanctions regimes; failure to protect intellectual property rights or allegations that we infringe on the intellectual property rights of others; the damage to our reputation among clients, markets or third parties; the actions taken by third parties that preform aspects of our business operations and client services; changes in costs or assumptions associated with our HR Solutions operating segment's outsourcing and consulting arrangements that affect the profitability of these arrangements; and Aon's ability to grow, develop and integrate companies that it acquires or new lines of business.

Further information concerning Aon and its business, including factors that potentially could materially affect Aon's financial results, is contained in Aon's filings with the SEC. See Aon's Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to Aon's businesses. Aon does not undertake, and expressly disclaims, any duty to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in their respective expectations, except as required by law.

Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures
This communication includes supplemental information related to organic revenue, free cash flow, adjusted operating margin and adjusted earnings per share, that exclude the effects of restructuring charges, intangible asset amortization, capital expenditures, transaction and integration costs and certain other noteworthy items that affected results for the comparable periods. Organic revenue excludes from reported revenues the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions, divestitures, transfers between business units, reimbursable expenses and unusual items. The impact of foreign exchange is determined by translating last year's revenue, expense or net income at this year's foreign exchange rates. Reconciliations are provided in the attached schedules. Supplemental organic revenue information and additional measures that exclude the effects of the restructuring charges and certain other items do not affect net income or any other GAAP reported amounts. Free cash flow is cash flow from operating activity less capital expenditures. Management believes that these measures are important to make meaningful period-to-period comparisons and that this supplemental information is helpful to investors. They should be viewed in addition to, not in lieu of, the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements. Industry peers provide similar supplemental information regarding their performance, although they may not make identical adjustments.


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Aon plc
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
(millions, except per share data)
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Percent Change
Revenue
 




Commissions, fees and other
$ 2,941
$  2,908
1%

Fiduciary investment income
6
7
(14)


Total revenue
2,947
2,915
1




 



Expenses






Compensation and benefits
1,751
1,725
2

Other general expenses
727
780
(7)


Total operating expenses
2,478
2,505
(1)
Operating income
469
410
14










Interest income
2
1
100

Interest expense
(58)
(52)
12

Other income
1
9
(89)
Income before income taxes
414
368
13

Income taxes (1) 
78
96
(19)
Net income 
336
272
24

Less:  Net income attributable to the noncontrolling interests
11
11
-
Net income attributable to Aon shareholders
$ 325
$      261
25%




 



Basic net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders
$ 1.07
$     0.82
30%




 



Diluted net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders
$ 1.06
$     0.82
29%




 



Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted
307.2
320
(4%)




 



(1)
The effective tax rate is 18.9% and 26.1% for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.


Aon plc






Revenue (Unaudited)









Three Months Ended
(millions) Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Percent Change
Organic Revenue Growth (1)
Commissions, Fees and Other




 
Risk Solutions $  1,988
$  1,964
1% 3%
HR Solutions 965
954
1 1


Total Operating Segments $  2,953
$  2,918
1% 2%









Fiduciary Investment Income





Risk Solutions $          6
$          7
(14)%
HR Solutions -
-
 N/A     


Total Operating Segments $          6
$          7
(14)%









Total Revenue





Risk Solutions $  1,994
$  1,971
1%
HR Solutions 965
954
1
Intersegment  (12)
(10)
20


Total $  2,947
$  2,915
1%


(1)
Organic revenue excludes the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions, divestitures, transfers, reimbursable expenses and unusual items. Change in organic revenue, a non-GAAP measure, is reconciled to the corresponding U.S. GAAP percent change in revenue on page 11 of this release.

Aon plc
Segments (Unaudited)









Risk Solutions
Three Months Ended
(millions)
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Percent Change
Revenue




 

Commissions, fees and other
$  1,988
$  1,964
1%

Fiduciary investment income
6
7
(14)


Total revenue
1,994
1,971
1









Expenses






Compensation and benefits
1,130
1,110
2

Other general expenses
419
458
(9)


Total operating expenses
1,549
1,568
(1)









Operating income
$      445
$      403
10%









Operating margin
22.30%
20.40%










HR Solutions
Three Months Ended
(millions)
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Percent Change
Revenue




 

Commissions, fees and other
$      965
$      954
1%

Fiduciary investment income
-
-
 N/A 


Total revenue
965
954
1









Expenses






Compensation and benefits
594
590
1

Other general expenses
304
313
(3)


Total operating expenses
898
903
(1)









Operating income
$        67
$        51
31%









Operating margin
6.90%
5.30%










Total Operating Income (Loss)
Three Months Ended
(millions)
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Percent Change
Risk Solutions
$      445
$      403
10%
HR Solutions
67
51
31
Unallocated
(43)
(44)
(2)

 Total operating income
$      469
$      410
14%









Total operating margin
15.90%
14.10%


Aon plc
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Organic Revenue and Free Cash Flow (Unaudited)





Organic Revenue (Unaudited)





Three Months Ended
(millions)
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Percent Change
Less:  Currency Impact (1)
Less: Acquisitions, Divestitures & Other
Organic Revenue Growth (2)
Commissions, Fees and Other







 
 
Risk Solutions Segment:












Retail brokerage













Americas
$     698
$     686
2% (3)% 1% 4%


International
881
876
1 -
(2)
3



 Total Retail brokerage
1,579
1,562
1 (1)
(1)
3

Reinsurance brokerage 
409
402
2 (1) -
3



 Total Risk Solutions 
1,988
1,964
1 (1) (1)
3
HR Solutions Segment:












Consulting services
384
382
1 1 (1)
1


Outsourcing
589
581
1 - -
1


Intrasegment
(8)
(9)
 N/A   N/A   N/A 
 N/A 



 Total HR Solutions 
965
954
1 - -
1
Total Operating Segments
$  2,953
$  2,918
1% (1)  % - % 2%





















































Free Cash Flow (Unaudited) 
 Three Months Ended 


(millions)
Mar. 31, 2014   Mar. 31, 2013    Percent Change 





Cash (Used For) Provided By Operations
$    (11)
$       54
(120)%






Less: Capital Expenditures
(55)
(60)
(8)





Free Cash Flow (3)
$     (66)
$       (6)
(1000)%








(1) Currency impact is determined by translating last year's revenue at this year's foreign exchange rates.




(2) Organic revenue excludes the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions, divestitures, transfers, reimbursable )expenses and unusual items. 




(3) Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations less capital expenditures. This non-GAAP measure does not imply or represent a


precise calculation of residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures.



Aon plc









Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures - Operating Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share (Unaudited) (1)

















Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
(millions)
Risk Solutions
HR Solutions
Unallocated Income & Expense
Total
Revenue 
$        1,994
$          965
$            (12)
$    2,947












Operating income (loss) - as reported
$           445
$            67
$            (43)
$       469

Intangible asset amortization
25
61
-
86
Operating income (loss) - as adjusted
$           470
$          128
$            (43)
$       555












Operating margins - as adjusted
23.60%
13.30%
N/A
18.80%
















Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
(millions)
Risk Solutions
HR Solutions
Unallocated Income & Expense
Total
Revenue 
$        1,971
$          954
$            (10)
$    2,915












Operating income (loss) - as reported
$           403
$            51
$            (44)
$       410

Restructuring charges 
11
15
-
26

Intangible asset amortization
29
70
-
99

Headquarters relocation costs
-
-
3
3
Operating income (loss) - as adjusted
$           443
$          136
$            (41)
$       538












Operating margins - as adjusted
22.50%
14.30%
N/A
18.50%
















Three Months Ended








March 31,




(millions except per share data)
2014
2013




Operating income - as adjusted
$           555
$          538





Interest income
2
1





Interest expense 
(58)
(52)





Other income
1
9
















Income before income taxes - as adjusted
500
496





Income taxes (2)
95
129




Net income - as adjusted
405
367





Less:  Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
11
11




Net income attributable to Aon shareholders - as adjusted

$           394
$          356
















Diluted earnings per share - as adjusted
$          1.28
$         1.11
















Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding - diluted
307.2
320












(1)
Certain noteworthy items impacting operating income in 2014 and 2013 are described in this schedule. The items shown with the caption "as adjusted" are non-GAAP measures.
(2)
The effective tax rate is 18.9% and 26.1% for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Adjusting items are generally taxed at the effective tax rate.

 Aon plc 
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position (Unaudited) 














 As of 
 (millions) 
March 31,  2014
December 31, 2013





(Unaudited)


 ASSETS 





 Current Assets 





 Cash and cash equivalents 
$                 338
$                 477

 Short-term investments 
340
523

 Receivables, net 
2,880
2,896

 Fiduciary assets (1) 
12,038
11,871

 Other current assets 
577
563


 Total Current Assets 
16,173
16,330

 Goodwill 
9,030
8,997

 Intangible assets, net 
2,500
2,578

 Fixed assets, net 
785
791

 Investments 
143
132

 Other non-current assets 
1,446
1,423

 Total Assets 
$            30,077
$            30,251









 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY  




 Current Liabilities 





 Fiduciary liabilities 
$            12,038
$            11,871

 Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt  1,077
703

 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  1,499
1,931

 Other current liabilities 
967
906


 Total Current Liabilities  15,581
15,411

 Long-term debt 
3,669
3,686

 Pension, other post retirement and other post employment liabilities  1,573
1,607

 Other non-current liabilities 
1,248
1,352

 Total Liabilities 
22,071
22,056









 EQUITY 





 Shareholders' Equity 





 Ordinary shares ($0.01 nominal value)  3
3

 Additional paid-in capital 
4,860
4,785

 Retained earnings 
5,403
5,731

 Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (2,320)
(2,374)

 Total Aon Shareholders' Equity  7,946
8,145

 Noncontrolling interests 
60
50

 Total Equity 
8,006
8,195

 Total Liabilities and Equity  $            30,077
$            30,251






 (1) Includes short-term investments:
2014 - $4,088, 2013 - $3,778 






 Aon plc 
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) 





 Three Months Ended 
 (millions) 
March 31, 2014
March 31, 2013
 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES 



 Net income 
$            336
$            272

 Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities: 




 Gain from sales of businesses and investments, net  (5)
-


 Depreciation of fixed assets 
60
59


 Amortization of intangible assets  86
99


 Share-based compensation expense  102
69


 Deferred income taxes 
10
13

 Change in assets and liabilities: 





 Fiduciary receivables 
165
(42)


 Short term investments - funds held on behalf of clients  (271)
(322)


 Fiduciary liabilities 
106
364


 Receivables, net 
13
174


 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  (468)

(417)


 Restructuring reserves 
(40)
(16)


 Current income taxes 
2
(65)


 Pension and other post employment liabilities  (128)
(196)


 Other assets and liabilities 
21
62



 CASH (USED FOR) PROVIDED BY OPERATIONS  (11)
54








 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES 



 Proceeds from sale of long-term investments  42
18

 Purchases of long-term investments  (10)
(3)

 Net sales (purchases) of short-term investments - non-fiduciary  183
(16)

 Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired  (5)
(2)

 Proceeds from sale of business 
1
1

 Capital expenditures 
(55)
(60)



 CASH PROVIDED BY (USED FOR) INVESTING ACTIVITIES  156
(62)








 CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES 



 Share repurchase 
(600)

(300)

 Issuance of shares for employee benefit plans  26
36

 Issuance of debt 
1,195
1,150

 Repayment of debt 
(829)
(715)

 Cash dividends to shareholders 
(53)
(50)

 Purchase of shares from noncontrolling interests  1
(1)



 CASH (USED FOR) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES  (260)
120








 Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash and Cash Equivalents  (24)
5
 Net (Decrease) Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents  (139)
117
 Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period  477
291
 Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period  $            338
$            408

SOURCE Aon plc