SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 12, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 1-7933
8 Devonshire Square, London, England EC2M4PL
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
+44 20 7623 5500
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
See description under Item 2.03.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation of a Registrant.
On December 12, 2012, Aon plc (the Registrant) issued $165,946,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.250% Notes Due 2042 (the New Notes) in connection with the expiration of the previously announced exchange offer of Aon Corporations outstanding junior subordinated debentures (the Exchange Offer). The New Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture (the Indenture), dated as of December 12, 2012, between the Registrant, Aon Corporation and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee. The Indenture, form of Rule 144A Global Note and the form of Regulation S Global Note are attached hereto as Exhibits 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
In connection with the issuance of the New Notes, the Registrant and Aon Corporation entered into a Registration Rights Agreement (the Registration Rights Agreement) with the dealer managers named therein, dated December 12, 2012, which will give holders of the New Notes certain exchange and registration rights with respect to the New Notes. A copy of the Registration Rights Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 4.4 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 12, 2012, Aon plc issued a press release announcing the final results of its Exchange Offer. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.