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    Willis Appoints Pahl CEO of its German Operation

    London, UK, May 1, 2009 — Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Mathias Pahl as Chief Executive Officer of its German operation, effective May 1, 2009. Pahl will be based in Frankfurt and will report to Adam Garrard, CEO, Willis Continental Europe. Pahl succeeds Ralf Geck who is retiring.

    Pahl has 14 years experience in the insurance industry and has been with Willis since 2003, most recently as Regional Manager South for Willis Germany. Pahl began his insurance career in 1995 with Aon Jauch & H�bener GmbH, where he held a variety of roles including Head of the International Department for Incoming Business, before moving to Willis.

    Commenting on the appointment, Garrard said, “Throughout his time at Willis, Mathias has shown himself to be a dynamic leader with a strong track record of driving growth. He has proven on countless occasions that he understands the industry, understands the needs of our clients, and understands the way Willis works. I am thrilled that the best candidate for this position was within our own organization, and I am excited at the prospect of working with him in this capacity.”

    Willis entered the German market in 1992 and has built up a strong presence in the Property and Casualty business for large and middle sized corporations. It also has strong specialist expertise in the areas of Marine, Engineering, Trade Credit, Fine Art and M&A. Willis Germany has more than 350 Associates nationally, working in offices in Frankfurt, Cologne, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Bremen, Bielefeld and Hannover.

    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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