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    Willis Partners with AGC for Construction Safety Excellence Awards March 23

    Associated General Contractors of America 92nd Annual Convention

    LAS VEGAS – Willis North America’s Construction Practice, a unit of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), in partnership with the AGC will present the 12th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards Wednesday March 23 at the Associated General Contractors of America 92nd Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The Construction Safety Excellence Awards are the premier safety awards for the Construction industry. Willis is a partner in safety with the Associated General Contractors of America, a national trade association representing more than 33,000 leading firms in the industry – including general contractors, specialty contractors, service providers and suppliers. This national award, sponsored by Willis and the AGC, recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs.

    Details: The Associated General Contractors of America 92nd Annual Convention, Bellagio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

    What: AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards Ceremony

    Date: Wednesday March 23, 2011 7:00 a.m.

    Who: Paul R. Becker, Construction Practice Leader for Willis North America and the AGC will present more than two dozen awards to construction companies that excel in safety performance in the categories of building, heavy, highway, municipal and specialty. Mike Fredebeil, National Director Construction Safety for Willis North America, served as one of the finalist judges, and will participate in a Q&A period following the Awards to discuss strategies to develop an award winning safety program. The discussion will feature the 2010 grand prize winner, Faith Technologies.

    “A quality risk management strategy and robust safety program can help distinguish a construction company from its competitors – demonstrating that it is willing to go beyond merely meeting industry standards,” said Paul Becker. “In addition, safety programs serve to address critical insurance issues related to workers compensation and claims cost containment. Willis is committed to the construction industry and is pleased to sponsor the AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards, a partnership that began 12 years ago,” he said.

    Willis is a leading provider of insurance and risk management services to the construction industry, serving contractors, owners, construction professionals, project financiers and special purpose companies. Willis has made a special commitment to this industry in North America with a strong presence in more than 35 major cities in the U.S. and Canada. We anticipate trends and issues in the construction industry and develop strategies for our clients to use to improve risk profiles, lower cost and add profit through customized risk management and financing programs.

    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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