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    Willis Appoints New CEO for its Dutch Operations

    London, UK, November 09, 2009 — Willis Europe BV, a division of Willis Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Niek Post as Chief Executive Officer of its Dutch operations, effective immediately. Based in Amsterdam, Post will report to Adam Garrard, CEO, Willis Continental Europe.

    Post, who has more than 25 years of experience in the Dutch insurance market, joins Willis from Aon Netherlands where he was most recently responsible for strategic global client relationships, with a particular focus on financial institutions. Prior to joining Aon in 2007, Post was at ING Bank for 21 years where he served in a variety of roles, including Managing Director of the bank’s Insurance & Risk Consultancy within the Wholesale Banking division. Post began his career in 1980 at Heerkens Thijssen & Caviet Insurance Brokers in Amsterdam.

    Welcoming Post to Willis, Garrard said, “Niek has a great standing in the Dutch market due to the high level of service he provides to his clients and his sales-orientated approach. With his strong banking and insurance background, Niek is ideally positioned to lead our team in the Netherlands, and to leverage the Group’s global resources to develop local insurance solutions for our clients there.”

    Post said, “I am excited about the opportunity to lead one of the Netherland’s top brokers. There are great growth opportunities for Willis in this market particularly in the areas of Employee Benefits, Executive Risks and Marine. I look forward to driving our business strength in these areas, but also to developing new business in other sectors.”

    Willis B.V. is one of the top 10 brokers in the Netherlands with more than 100 Associates located in its head office in Amsterdam and an office in Beverwijk. Willis entered the Dutch market in 1992 through the acquisition of a 50 percent stake of local brokerage Scheuer Verzekeringen B.V. In 1997, Willis increased its stake in the business to 100 percent, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group.

    Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global risk management firm, developing and delivering 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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