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    Willis Group Holdings Limited Reports on Annual Meeting of Shareholders

    New York, April 22, 2009 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders today at the School of Risk Management at St. John’s University in New York City.

    During the meeting, Joe Plumeri, Chairman and CEO of Willis, reviewed the company’s 2008 business performance and its continued progress with “Shaping our Future,” Willis’ strategy for profitable growth, and outlined the company’s priorities for 2009.

    “In 2008, the combination of Shaping our Future, our unrelenting focus on client service and retention, and diligent expense management enabled us to deliver peer-leading organic growth in commissions and fees and operating margin performance, even in the face of a soft insurance market and the global economic downturn,” Mr. Plumeri told shareholders. “In particular, we saw exceptional growth in our International segment, and our acquisition of HRH is proving to be a financial and strategic win, with high client and producer retention and early delivery of synergies.”

    Mr. Plumeri said Willis has solid underlying business fundamentals in place to help weather the current economic storm and position the company to capitalize further on business opportunities when conditions improve and markets harden. “We’re redoubling our efforts to grow our business in 2009, even as we aggressively manage our cost base to stay ahead of the game and prepare for future growth opportunities. We will continue to drive for industry-leading revenue growth, deliver on our Shaping our Future initiatives and move forward with our successful integration of Willis HRH in North America.”

    At the meeting, shareholders:

    • re-elected William W. Bradley; Joseph A. Califano, Jr.; Anna C. Catalano; Sir Roy Gardner; The Rt. Hon. Sir Jeremy Hanley, KCMG; Robyn S. Kravit; Jeffrey B. Lane; Wendy E. Lane; James F. McCann; Joseph J. Plumeri, and Douglas B. Roberts to the Board of Directors. All will serve until the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders or until their respective successors are elected or appointed;

    • re-appointed Deloitte & Touche as auditors until the close of the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and authorized the Audit Committee on behalf of the Board of Directors to fix the auditors’ remuneration.

    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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