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    Willis Strengthens Mexican Retail Operations With Appointment of Hilaire Damiron CEO of Willis Mexico

    NEW YORK, September 28, 2010 – Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, announced that Hilaire Damiron has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Willis Mexico, effective immediately. Damiron has been serving as the interim CEO of Willis Mexico since August 2009.

    As CEO of Willis Mexico, Damiron will lead Willis Mexico’s retail operation and drive growth in this important region. He will report to Vic Krauze, President and Chief Operating Officer, Willis North America.

    Damiron joined Willis in 2006 as Chief Commercial Officer for Willis Brazil. In 2008 he became Chief Commercial Officer for Willis Latin America. Later in 2008, Damiron transferred from Brazil to Mexico to serve as P&C Leader for Willis Mexico, where he achieved outstanding results.

    Commenting on Damiron’s appointment, Vic Krauze said “Hilaire’s long track record of success and strong leadership skills will help drive breakout growth for this critical platform, while reinforcing Willis’s position in the Mexican market.”

    Headquartered in Mexico City, Willis Mexico also has locations in Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Ciudad Juarez. Willis Mexico extends the reach of Willis North America across the continent and reflects the growing economic link between the United States, Mexico and Canada. As commerce between these regions continues to grow, Willis is responding with insurance expertise, solutions and services tailored to this trade zone. Willis Mexico has expanded its specialty capabilities to include Hotel & Leisure, Financial Institutions, Employee Benefits Wellness Programs, and Flexible Benefits Programs. Additional specialties will be added in coming months.

    “Willis Mexico has extraordinary potential that we will enhance by leadership and care,” said Damiron. “Our whole team is focused on delivering the global resources of Willis to local clients,” he said.

    Damiron will be based in Mexico City, Mexico. He can be reached at +52 55 9177 3048 or damironh@willis.com .

    Note to Editors: A photograph of Hilaire Damiron is available on request.

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