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    Willis Names Stephen Wood Interim CFO



    Wood to Succeed Patrick Regan on February 19

    NEW YORK, February 3, 2010 — Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE: WSH), the globalinsurance broker, announced today that Stephen E. Wood, the company’s Global GroupFinancial Controller, has been named interim Chief Financial Officer.

    The appointment is effective with the February 19, 2010 departure of Patrick C. Regan,who is leaving the company to become CFO of Aviva plc. Regan’s planned departurewas previously announced on October 23, 2009. In his interim role, Wood will report toWillis Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Plumeri, and will continue to be based in London.

    Wood joined Willis in October 2006 with more than 19 years experience gained inbanking, finance and public accounting. Prior to joining Willis, he was Divisional Chief Operating Officer – Annuities at GE Life (UK), a subsidiary of General Electric. In hiscurrent role, he is responsible for external reporting, treasury and financial planning andanalysis.

    Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker, developing and deliveringprofessional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resourceconsulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions aroundthe world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team ofapproximately 20,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additionalinformation on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.

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