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    Willis Strengthens Multinational Employee Benefits Team with Appointment of Silvia Rojas

    New York, NY, February 25, 2009 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Silvia Rojas as Multinational Client Services Manager for Willis’ Employee Benefits Practice. Rojas will be based in London and report to the Regional European Manager Dieter Gistelinck, who will continue to drive the expansion of Willis’ European Multinational Benefits Practice.

    Rojas is joining Jeremy Povey on the London-based Multinational Employee Benefits Team, to advise multinational clients on different aspects of international employee benefits, including risk management, and to coordinate the delivery of global employee benefit programs. In her new position, Rojas will focus primarily on UK and European-headquartered multinationals to provide them with advice on cross-border solutions, benefit audits, and multinational pooling, including captive strategies.

    Rojas has six years of experience in the field of international employee benefits with a particular focus on risk benefit financing solutions such as multinational pooling and captive solutions. She joins Willis from the Mercer International Consulting Practice in London and prior to that worked on multinational pooling accounts in the UK regional office at Generali Employee Benefits Network. She has a law degree and is fluent in Spanish.

    Commenting on the appointment, Chris Burns, CEO of Willis Global Employee Benefits, said, “We are delighted to have Silvia join Willis’ Global Employee Benefits team. Her expertise will be extremely valuable to our multinational clients, who are looking for borderless solutions that drive efficiencies in their EB programs. Our network offers tailored approaches that meet the requirements of the varying employee benefits structures that exist from country to country.”

    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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