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    Willis Announces UK Charity Partnership for 2011

    -- Graduates Saddle Up to Launch Broker’s Fundraising Initiative for Children’s Hospices --

    London, UK, March 22, 2011 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, has selected Children’s Hospices UK as its 2011 Charity of the Year, with Associates committing to raise a total of £100,000. Willis will match the funds raised, £1 for £1, to a maximum of £50,000.

    Willis’ London office pioneered the company’s first Charity of the Year initiative in 2009-2010, choosing TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) as its beneficiary. Owing to the success of this programme, Willis has now established a UK-wide network of representatives and committees to support this scheme on a national basis and promote volunteering and involvement within the communities where Willis Associates live and work.

    As part of the fundraising effort, Willis is challenging its recent graduate intake to a 284-mile bicycle challenge, which will see them cycle from The Willis Building, London, to Gras Savoye (a Willis Associate company) in Paris, over four days in July 2011. The graduates have been tasked with raising £10,000 to support the charity. Donations can be made to the team via this link.

    Grahame Millwater, President, Willis Group, commented, “It’s fantastic to see our graduates stepping up to the challenge of raising money for Children’s Hospices UK. This is an amazing charity providing a service of immense value, and we as a Group will do all we can over the coming year to support the organisation. We hope that the enthusiasm, energy and dedication of our graduates will set a precedent for Willis Associates everywhere.”

    Julian Hall, Director of Fundraising for Children’s Hospices UK, said, “I am so impressed by the graduates’ commitment not only to complete a daunting physical challenge but also to raise such a significant amount of money that will make a real difference to seriously ill children and their families. We look forward to a successful and rewarding partnership with Willis over the next year.”

    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.

    About Children’s Hospices UK

    Children’s Hospices UK is the national charity that gives voice and support to all children’s hospice services. We help children’s hospices to continually enhance the care and support they provide to children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood and their families. We raise awareness of the range of services provided by children’s hospices and fundraise to help them to continue to provide their services for free. We also campaign and lobby on behalf of children’s hospices, ensuring their voice is heard by government. For more information visit our web site at www.childhospice.org.uk

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