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    Willis Appoints New Managing Director for Global Solutions Unit

    London, UK, January 31, 2012 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced that Bruce Trigg will join its Global Solutions team as Managing Director, effective 1st April. Based in Frankfurt, Bruce will report to Alistair Lester, CEO of Global Solutions (International).

    Bruce joins from Marsh where he was a Managing Director in the company’s continental European Risk Management team, and will focus on developing Willis' relationships with large multinational companies.

    The Global Solutions initiative, which had its first full 12 months of operation in 2011, was established to expand Willis' global accounts base and deliver our full range of services in a differentiated and compelling way. Under Willis Group Deputy Chairman Martin Sullivan's stewardship, Willis has established a proactive strategy to win business from 1,220 of the world's largest companies by market capitalisation.

    Speaking about the appointment, Martin Sullivan said, “Our ability to attract candidates of Bruce's calibre demonstrates the continuing evolution of the Global Solutions platform and our commitment to making Willis the most highly respected risk and insurance adviser to the world's very largest companies.”

    Alistair Lester, commented, “Bruce's many years of client experience and strategic insight in the insurance broking business make him an excellent addition to Willis, and a great fit for our strategy in the multinational space.”

    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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