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    Carlson Joins Willis in Chicago to Strengthen Private Equity and Complex Risk Segments

    New York, NY, June 13, 2008 – Willis Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Brett Carlson in Willis’ Risk Solutions Practice, and Senior Vice President, Willis of Illinois Inc. Based in Chicago, Carlson’s responsibilities will focus on client development in the Private Equity and Complex Risk segments throughout North America. He will report to Joe Gunn, Chief Growth Officer, and Executive Vice President, Willis North America Inc.

    Carlson brings over 20 years of experience to his new position with Willis. He joins the company from Aon Risk Services, where he worked for 18 years and was most recently Senior Vice President in charge of risk management and employee benefit programs for large middle market and Fortune 1000 organizations. Carlson began his career at Marsh.

    “Providing our clients with outstanding, tailored service and innovative risk management solutions is a hallmark of Willis,” said Joe Gunn. “Brett’s vast experience ensuring protection of corporate assets will help to further develop the growth of our business.”

    A graduate of Texas Christian University, Carlson is a Chicago Alumni Board Member of his school.

    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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