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    Willis Commercial Network Members - Heartland and Peter Hattersley's
    — Recognised with CII Broker Awards

    London, UK, June 1, 2010 — The Willis Commercial Network (WCN) — the growing partnership between independent UK insurance brokers, leading insurers and global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH) — today announced one of its longstanding members, Heartland (Midlands) Ltd, and its newest member, Peter Hattersley & Partners Ltd, have been recognised with 2010 Chartered Insurance Broker Awards by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

    Heartland (Midlands) Ltd scooped the Chartered Broker Corporate award at this year's British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) 2010 Conference and Exhibition in recognition of its contribution to driving greater professionalism in the insurance sector. The award also recognises Heartland's commitment to continuous professional development and Chartered status.

    Peter Hattersley and Partners Ltd, was highly commended in the Chartered Broker Corporate award category.

    Phil Scarrett, Managing Director, Willis Networks, said, "We are delighted that these two outstanding members of the Willis Commercial Network have been recognised by the CII. WCN prides itself on the quality of brokers we invite to join our network, and these awards are a further testament to the strong reputations Heartland and Peter Hattersley enjoy in the marketplace."

    Alasdair Stewart, head of corporate development at the CII, stated, "We were delighted with the number and the quality of responses we received from across the broking sector. We spent a considerable amount of time examining all entries. It was a tough selection process and I believe both Heartland and Peter Hattersley deserved to be recognised for all the hard work they have done".

    The inaugural CII Chartered Insurance Broker Awards programme, open to more than 2,600 individual CII members and 62 firms holding the Chartered Insurance Broker title, were judged on criteria focusing on professionalism, ethics and exceptional customer service. Corporate firms also had to demonstrate evidence of professional development programmes for their employees and examples of consumer facing literature.

    Members of the Willis Commercial Network have access to Willis' global resources and facilities, including its specialist divisions and global placement group. In addition Members receive a broad range of training, including programmes offered by the CII, as well as strategic marketing, regulation, compliance, business development and sales support.

    Willis Group Holdings plc 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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