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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 29, 2021

 

 

Aon plc

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Ireland   1-7933   95-1539969
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street

Dublin 1, Ireland

  D01 K0Y85
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +353 1 266 6000

Former name or former address, if changed since last report: Not Applicable

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2 below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading
Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange
on which registered

Class A Ordinary Shares, $0.01 nominal value   AON   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon plc’s 4.000% Senior Notes due 2023   AON23   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon plc’s 3.500% Senior Notes due 2024   AON24   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon plc’s 3.875% Senior Notes due 2025   AON25   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon plc’s 2.875% Senior Notes due 2026   AON26   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon Corp. and Aon Global Holdings plc’s 2.050% Senior Notes due 2031   AON31   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon plc’s 4.250% Senior Notes due 2042   AON42   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon plc’s 4.450% Senior Notes due 2043   AON43   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon plc’s 4.600% Senior Notes due 2044   AON44   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon plc’s 4.750% Senior Notes due 2045   AON45   New York Stock Exchange
Guarantees of Aon Corp. and Aon Global Holdings plc’s 2.900% Senior Notes due 2051   AON51   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On November 29, 2021, Aon Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Aon Corporation”), Aon Global Holdings plc, a public limited company formed under the laws of England and Wales (“AGH” and, together with Aon Corporation, the “Issuers”), Aon plc, an Irish public limited company (“Aon plc”) and Aon Global Limited, a private limited company formed under the laws of England and Wales, and prior to its re-registration, a public limited company formed under the laws of England and Wales named Aon plc (“AGL” and, together with Aon plc, the “Guarantors” and each, a “Guarantor”), entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC as representatives of the several underwriters named therein, with respect to the offering and sale by Aon Corporation and AGH of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of their 2.600% Senior Notes due 2031 (the “Notes”) under the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration Nos. 333-238189, 333-238189-01, 333-238189-02 and 333-238189-03). Each Guarantor has fully and unconditionally, jointly and severally, guaranteed the Notes pursuant to the Indenture (as defined below) (collectively, the “Guarantees” and, together with the Notes, the “Securities”). The Securities were issued pursuant to an indenture, dated December 3, 2018, as amended and restated on April 1, 2020, as further amended and supplemented by a second supplemental indenture on December 2, 2021 (together, the “Indenture”), among Aon Corporation, AGH, the Guarantors and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee (the “Trustee”).

The net proceeds from the offering, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the Issuers, were approximately $495.4 million. The Issuers intend to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.

The Underwriting Agreement and the Second Indenture Supplement are filed as Exhibits 1.1 and 4.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, respectively, and are incorporated by reference herein. The form of the Notes (including the Guarantees) is filed as Exhibit 4.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

In connection with the issuance of the Securities, Sidley Austin LLP is filing the legal opinion attached as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer LLP is filing the legal opinion attached as Exhibit 5.2 and Matheson is filing the legal opinion attached as Exhibit 5.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated November 29, 2021, among Aon Corporation, AGH, Aon plc and AGL, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.
4.1    Amended and Restated Indenture, dated April 1, 2020, among Aon Corporation, Aon plc, AGL, AGH and the Trustee (amending and restating the Indenture, dated December 3, 2018, among Aon Corporation, AGL and the Trustee) (included in Exhibit 4.6 to the Current Report on Form 8-K12B filed by Aon plc on April 1, 2020).
4.2    Second Indenture Supplement, dated as of December 2, 2021, among Aon Corporation, AGH, the Guarantors and the Trustee.
4.3    Form of 2.600% Senior Notes due 2031 (including the Guarantees) (included in Exhibit 4.2).
5.1    Opinion of Sidley Austin LLP.
5.2    Opinion of Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer LLP.
5.3    Opinion of Matheson.
23.1    Consent of Sidley Austin LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).


                 
23.2    Consent of Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2).
23.3    Consent of Matheson (included in Exhibit 5.3).
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted in iXBRL in Exhibit 101).


SIGNATURES

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.

 

Date: December 2, 2021     AON PLC
    By:  

/s/ Julie Cho

     

Name: Julie Cho

Title:   Assistant Company Secretary

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