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    Willis Appoints George Haitsch Head of Willis Risk Solutions


    Former SAP Risk Manager to Oversee Willis Unit Serving Large Corporate Clients

    NEW YORK, May 4, 2010 - Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced that George J. Haitsch has been appointed Practice Leader for Willis Risk Solutions (WRS), the business unit that serves the broker's large, complex corporate clients in North America.

    Haitsch, who will be based in New York and report to Eric Joost, National Partner, North American Specialties, joins Willis from SAP AG, the world's largest business software company, where he was Vice President-Global Risk Management. At SAP, Haitsch was responsible for the company's traditional risk management activities, and was also involved in due diligence, business continuity and credit risk management.

    "Willis Risk Solutions is a significant part of our business, and remains an area of great growth opportunity for us. We plan to invest in people and solutions to further expand within this key client segment," said Don Bailey, Chairman and CEO of Willis North America. "George is the ideal, client-focused leader to take our business in this area to the next level. Having worked for the last decade at a global company with a significant international presence and range of complicated business issues, he brings to our WRS client relationships an intimate understanding of, and appreciation for, the complex risk management needs of large, multinational companies, along with great technical expertise. We're confident that under George's leadership, we'll be able to deliver even more value to our large corporate clients and gain even more share in this strategically important space."

    "This is a terrific opportunity to work closely with some of the largest, most complex and well-known companies in the world," Haitsch said. "I look forward to serving as a trusted advisor to our existing clients, and to working with our outstanding team of risk management professionals to bring our unmatched global capabilities to large multinationals who have yet to experience the Willis difference."

    Haitsch earned both a Bachelors of Science and an MBA in Finance from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. While at SAP, he was instrumental in founding the Tech Industry Risk Forum, a highly active and influential group of risk managers in the technology sector.

    About Willis

    Willis Group Holdings 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 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com .

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