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    Willis Appoints CEO to Lead Operation in Sweden

    London, UK, April 15, 2009 - Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, announced today that Staffan Larsson has been appointed chief executive officer of its operations in Sweden. Based in Stockholm, Larsson, formerly a member of the Willis Sweden management team and head of Business Strategy and Development, will report to Adam Garrard, CEO, Willis Continental Europe. Christian Steenstrup remains Chairman of Willis Sweden.

    Larsson has 35 years of experience in the Swedish insurance industry, the last 10 of which he has spent with Willis. Prior to that, he worked for Marsh and earlier for the Swedish insurance brokers, the Max Matthiessen Group.

    Commenting on the appointment, Garrard said, “Staffan has shown strong leadership at Willis and with his sales-orientated and client-focused approach, he is ideally positioned to marshal the Group’s global resources for the benefit of our clients in Sweden’s developed insurance market.”

    Willis entered the Swedish market in 1991 and has established offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Orebro, Karlstad and Malmoe. Since then, Willis has built up a strong business in the Swedish Major Account, Energy, Aerospace and Affinity sectors.

    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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