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    Willis Networks Celebrates 10 Years and 100 Members

    London, UK, June 23, 2009 — Willis Networks, a partnership between Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, and local, independent brokers in the UK, is this week celebrating its 10th anniversary and 100th member at its annual forum which starts tomorrow.

    Willis Networks was established in 1999 and 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. Willis Network members now place over £300 million of premiums via network agencies.

    New additions to Willis N2 include Alfreton Insurance Services Limited, New Start Insurance Brokers Limited and Donald Insurance, taking the total number of N2 members up to 20. The Willis Commercial Network welcomed Insureness Limited, Ainley's Insurance Brokers Limited and Hamilton Leigh Limited increasing its membership to 80, and taking the total number of Willis Networks members to 100.

    To celebrate 10 years of success, more than 100 delegates, including network members and senior insurance representatives, will congregate tomorrow for the annual Willis Commercial Network Forum. Themed "How to Survive Thrive in a Recession," the conference will feature two days of strategic networking, presentations and workshops. This year’s speakers include Stuart Chambers from the Warwick Business School; Jim Lawless, CEO of change and communication company Optimize; and motivational speaker Dr. Frank Dick, OBE.

    To coincide with the conference and the 10-year anniversary, Willis Networks will also unveil a new-look website, www.willisnetworks.co.uk, tomorrow which features enhanced functionality, the latest news and exclusive online zones for members.

    Mark Radburn, Managing Director of Willis Networks, said, “Ten years ago we promised our founding members that they would remain independent and that by partnering with Willis, they would have access to our global resources and facilities and would gain increased leverage with insurers for better products, client servicing and policy terms. We are proud to say that we’ve kept our promise and that we are well on our way to becoming the leading partnership of our kind in the UK. I would like to thank all our members and our insurer partners for their support.”

    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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