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    Willis Group Announces Appointment to Construction Team in Midwest

    New York, NY, February 27, 2008 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Karen Frankel as Senior Vice President in the Construction Practice Group of Willis Americas, effective immediately. Frankel’s responsibilities will include project insurance sales, marketing, and related client service oversight.

    Karen Frankel brings 28 years of experience with her to the position. Before joining Willis she worked as a National Wrap-Up Brokerage Placement Specialist with Marsh USA. Her experience includes managing the national wrap-up practices at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Alexander & Alexander, Inc. Frankel also spent three years on the construction side as a project accountant, estimator and project manager for two large general contracting firms, giving her a unique perspective of the construction industry.

    Commenting on the appointment, Paul Becker, President of Willis’ Construction Practice, said, “Karen brings exceptional skills and experience to the Practice. As a key member of Willis’ National Wrap-Up Practice, Karen will have an immediate impact by delivering superior market relationships and technical expertise that expands Willis’ value to its clients. We are very happy to have her with us.”

    Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 300 offices in some 100 countries, with a global team of approximately 16,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.

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