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    Willis Appoints Canadian Energy Practice Leader
    --Broker Bolsters Calgary team with Eight New Hires-

    London, October 16, 2009 — Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the restructuring of its Energy division in Canada, with the appointment of Joe Seeger as Energy Practice Leader for Willis Canada. In this new role, he will report to Alistair Rivers, CEO, Willis Energy and Marine.

    The broker also announced several new appointments in Calgary to bolster Seeger’s Energy team. Dave Twaddle has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Willis Energy and will report to Seeger. Twaddle joins Willis from Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT,) where he was Managing Director and Calgary Branch Manager. Willis Energy in Calgary has grown significantly in recent months with the addition of a number of energy industry executives, including Donna Holt, Laura Lansdown and Sandra (Sam) Pearson, all Vice Presidents and Account Executives; Account Manager Nicole Murphy along with Amy Cline as Executive Assistant all of whom have joined from a variety of insurance brokers. Robert Carter also joins from outside the industry as a Technical Assistant.

    Seeger brings to Willis over 20 years of experience in the energy sector. Most recently he was Risk Manager for Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas company with significant oil sands production. Earlier, he held a similar position at Enbridge Inc., a Calgary-based pipeline and gas utility company, where he was responsible for insurance program oversight, claims management, development of an Enterprise Risk Management program and captive implementation and utilization.

    Alistair Rivers, CEO, Willis Energy and Marine said, “Joe’s appointment, alongside our other energy hires in Canada, builds on the steps we have already taken to develop our reputation as an industry leader in the energy field. The newly established team puts us in an even better position to give our clients a body of expertise that is truly world-wide. Joe understands the dynamic and complicated role risk managers play within an organization and with his broad background in business, insurance, and oil and gas, we know that he will lead with insight and provide meaningful and sound advice to clients.”

    Based in London, New York, Houston, San Francisco, Calgary, Gothenburg and Singapore, Willis Energy delivers world-class energy risk management solutions that are effective against all levels of technical and operational risks inherent in the energy industry. Willis Energy now serves over 200 energy and energy-related client programs per year, including 14 of the 57 members of OIL.

    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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