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Onex Completes Acquisition of USI

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Onex Completes Acquisition of USI14:00 EST Thursday, December 27, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 27, 2012) -All amounts in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated Onex Corporation ("Onex") (TSX:OCX) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of USI, a leading U.S. provider of insurance brokerage services, for approximately $2.3 billion, including $702 million of equity from Onex Partners III, Onex and USI employees. About Onex With offices in Toronto, New York and London, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. The Company has approximately $14 billion of assets under management, including $4.8 billion of proprietary capital, in private equity, credit securities and real estate. Onex invests its proprietary capital directly and as a substantial limited partner in its Funds.Onex' businesses have assets of $39 billion, generate annual revenues of $34 billion and employ approximately 235,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the stock symbol OCX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at www.onex.com. The company's security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com. About USI Founded in 1994, USI is the 9th largest insurance broker in the United States and the 13th largest in the world. USI is headquartered in Briarcliff Manor, NY, and operates out of approximately 100 offices across the United States. Additional information about USI may be found at www.usi.biz. Forward-Looking Statements This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management's current expectations and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Onex is under no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein should material facts change due to new information, future events or otherwise.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Onex CorporationEmma ThompsonVice President, Investor Relations416.362.7711www.onex.com