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    Willis Sponsors Institutional Investor’s 27th Annual Risk Management Forum

    Willis Experts Lead Discussions on Cyber Risk, Corporate Crisis Management Strategies and Distressed Real Estate Assets


    NEW YORK, September 19, 2011 –Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, will sponsor Institutional Investor’s 27th Annual Risk Management Forum “Managing Complexity” September 21-22 at the Metropolitan Club, New York.

    Institutional Investor is one of the world’s foremost international business to business publications. This industry leading event convenes more than 100 senior risk managers to explore the business topics and risk management needs that will impact their jobs and their companies in the year ahead. Risk Managers have been continuously challenged by events and circumstances over the past several years, but they have also seen the scope and scale of their responsibilities greatly enhanced. This scenario is creating higher expectations and a deeper, more complex set of risks.

    As lead sponsor, Willis’ team will be led by Martin Sullivan, Deputy Chairman, Willis Group Holdings plc and Chairman and CEO Willis Risks Solution and George Haitsch, Executive Vice President, North America Practice Leader, Willis Risk Solutions.

    Additional Willis experts include:

    • Phil Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Willis Structured Risk Solutions, Willis Group. Mr. Ellis will join a panel of experts to discuss Developing a Corporate Crisis Management Strategy.
    • Eric Joost, Chief Executive, North American Specialties, Willis North America. Mr. Joost will present Managing Cyber Risks in an Evolving World.
    • Brian Ruane, Executive Vice President, Real Estate and Hotel Practice Group, Willis North America. Mr. Ruane will present The Insurance Consequences of Distressed Real Estate Assets.

    Commenting on the forum, Mr. Sullivan said, “This forum comes at a critical time as multinational firms face uncertain financial markets and a new world of complex risks.

    Today’s business environment demands innovative solutions. Willis is proud to sponsor Institutional Investor’s 27th Annual Risk Management Forum to help firms address the most pressing and timely issues facing risk managers and their firms today.”

    Willis Risk Solutions is the business unit through which Willis serves large accounts. An industry leader, Willis Risk Solutions offers risk and insurance products and services to the largest and most complex organizations in the world.

    For more information and a complete agenda click here or visit www.iiconferences.com/riskmanagement/agenda.html.

    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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