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    Willis Named Insurance Broking Team of the Year — Casualty By Reactions Magazine

    --Team Recognized at London Market Awards Ceremony--

    London, UK, July 09, 2010 — Willis Global Markets International (GMI) Liability, a unit of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, was named “Insurance Broking Team of the Year — Casualty,” at the Reactions Magazine London Market Awards last week.

    The awards recognize the best insurance, reinsurance and broking teams in the London insurance market and were voted on by an independent panel of industry experts. The experts relied on the findings of a survey of more than 1,000 risk managers, insurers, reinsurers and brokers in judging the candidates.

    According to the judging panel, “Over the past 12 months, and in challenging market conditions, the Willis Casualty Broking team has particularly demonstrated a consistent, focused and transparent approach to their insurer markets by fully playing their part in understanding clients’ needs and expectations, using marketplace knowledge, and obtaining the best deal and delivering optimal service, for the benefit of those clients.”

    On receiving the award, Alex Clayton, Executive Director, GMI, commented, “This award is a result of a true team effort that ensures our clients get the most tailored policies at the most competitive prices. Supported by our unmatched wordings expertise and placement capabilities, we look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the best bespoke service in the London market.”

    The GMI Liability team includes 16 Willis Associates who function as a specialist resource available to all Willis offices, trading partners and clients. The team includes four liability wordings professionals with an average of 21 years experience in the Liability policy wordings field. Areas of focus include Public Liability, Products Liability, Pollution Liability, Employers' Liability, Motor Liability, Umbrella Liability, Excess Liability and Wraparound Insurance.

    The Reactions awards were presented by England’s World Cup Football legend Sir Geoff Hurst. Reactions extensively surveyed industry participants to find out who they believe are the best firms operating in the London market. Nominated companies were then asked to complete entry forms explaining why they thought they deserved the award. At the end of this process, an independent panel of senior leaders from the London market debated each firm’s merits, taking the number of reader votes into account and choosing the overall winners.

    About Willis

    Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers 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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