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    Willis Networks Attracts Eight New Members

    London, UK, February 17, 2009 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, said today that eight new members have joined Willis Networks, its association of local, independent insurance brokers in the UK, since the beginning of 2009.

    Willis Networks is comprised of the Willis Commercial Network, representing brokers placing annual premiums of between £3 million to £25 million, and Willis N², which represents community brokers with up to £3 million in annual premium.

    The Willis Commercial Network said its three new members are ProAktive Risk Group, Rotherham Insurance Brokers and David Roberts & Partners (Insurance Brokers) Ltd. Willis N² meanwhile has welcomed another five new members in addition to the 10 recruited last year; these include: Alliance Insurance Brokers Ltd, Hepworth Insurance Services Ltd, Ivor Bellas & Co Ltd, Hargreaves Perkins Insurance Brokers Ltd and Collingwood Richardson & Company Ltd.

    Bernard Farrell, Regional Managing Director for Willis Networks, said, "We are delighted with the strong start Willis Networks has made to 2009 by recruiting eight new members. We have many more that are looking to join over the coming months. Our success in attracting new members is a testament to the strength of the Willis Networks' community and the benefits it brings to its members."

    Members of the Willis Networks receive technical and sales training from Willis, as well as strategic marketing, compliance and business development and sales support along with access to Willis resources.

    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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