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    Willis HRH Appoints Broome Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    New York, NY, January 22, 2009 - Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Gregory W. Broome as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Willis HRH, effective immediately. Based in New York, Broome reports to Don Bailey, Chairman and CEO of Willis HRH, and Susan Sztuka, Group Director, Human Resources, for Willis Group Holdings Ltd.

    In his new role, Broome is responsible for the management, development and coordination of human resources, recruitment and employee relations activities supporting the Willis HRH business in North America. Working closely with Sztuka, he will ensure that North American programs and activities are fully aligned with the company's Global Compensation & Benefits, Graduate Development, Learning & Development, and Shared Services strategies.

    "We are delighted to welcome Gregg to Willis HRH, and to have a professional of his talent and experience on our team," said Sztuka. "Drawing on that experience, Gregg will make a strong contribution to our recruitment, training and graduate programs, to ensure that we continue to attract and retain the best talent of any insurance broker in North America and build on our reputation as the Employer of Choice for our industry."

    Broome has nearly 30 years experience in human resources management for the financial services, consumer products and manufacturing sectors. Most recently, he was at American Century Investments, where he was HR business partner working with the company's core corporate functions to support its International Equity business. Earlier, he spent 16 years with Goldman Sachs, where he played an active role in supporting Goldman's transition from a private partnership to a publicly traded corporation, the opening of numerous international offices, and the firm's active M&A strategy. Broome began his career with Philip Morris in 1980, and over five years held various HR positions in Richmond, Virginia, and at the company's New York headquarters.

    Among his professional accreditations and affiliations, Broome is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), and is an active member of WorldatWork and a leader in the Wall Street Compensation & Benefits Association. A native of the Detroit area, Broome earned his MBA from the University of Michigan. He has been an adjunct teacher in the Masters programs at The New School University and Pace University in New York.

    Willis HRH is the North American retail brokerage business of Willis Group Holdings. The unit has more than 200 local offices across the United States and Canada, offering a full range of insurance and risk management services, specialist expertise and global resources to large corporate, middle-market and small business clients.

    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 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 20,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.

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