Manchester, England – June 1, 2010 - Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), the world’s leading risk advisor and human capital consultant, today kicked off its four-year shirt sponsorship of Manchester United with a programme of global charity initiatives designed to promote youth development and healthier communities. The sponsorship was announced on June 3, 2009.
The sponsorship and charity campaign were launched at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium this morning by executives of Aon and Manchester United, along with Manchester United team legends, Sir Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson and Quinton Fortune.
“Based on our shared values of leadership, teamwork, and a passion for excellence, it is difficult to imagine a stronger fit for Aon than Manchester United,” said Greg Case, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aon Corporation. “Through the global charitable initiatives of Aon’s 36,000 colleagues, we will work with our partners at Manchester United and the Manchester United Foundation to promote these values and create positive opportunities for young people, to enable them to thrive and to help improve their communities.”
David Gill, Chief Executive Officer of Manchester United, said, "This event is an indication of how Aon is committed to developing the partnership way beyond a simple commercial arrangement. In the coming years, I hope we will be able to build a tangible legacy for the Manchester United community both here in the north west and further afield. I am delighted that Aon wants to get its whole worldwide workforce involved. I'm sure it will really