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    Willis North America Boosts Human Capital Practice with Key
    Appointments, Dedicated Resources to Drive Growth

    Broker Names Jim Blaney CEO, Human Capital Practice

    NEW YORK, February 7, 2012 - Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Jim Blaney as CEO, Willis North America Human Capital Practice, effective immediately. Mr. Blaney has been serving as President of the Practice since October 2011. He will report to Vic Krauze, Chairman and CEO, Willis North America.

    Mr. Blaney assumes the role from Mike Barton who is returning to his former role as a Producer after leading the practice for four years. In this role, Mr. Blaney will lead a team of over 900 human capital professionals helping Willis to be a leading broker and Human Capital consultant in this space. He will work closely with regional teams to drive growth and align resources to deliver the best Total Rewards consulting value and service to Willis' human capital clients.

    Willis’ Human Capital Practice is one of the largest practices in North America, serving some 32,000 clients and providing innovative solutions to help organizations manage and maximize their human capital investment. The industry leading practice offers teams of experts specializing in customized employer solutions including best in market insurance programs, Total Rewards consulting, turnkey wellness and employee engagement programs, and consultation on legislative and compliance issues.

    Philadelphia-based Mr. Blaney joined Willis in 2003 as a Producer and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth officer for the Human Capital Practice since 2008. He brings over twenty years of industry experience in this space.

    In concert with this appointment, Willis North America also announced Dr. Atman Singh, M.D. has been named Chief Medical Officer, Willis North America Human Capital Practice. Dr. Singh will be based in Phoenix, Az. and report to Mr. Blaney.

    In this newly created role, Dr. Singh will lead the Health Outcomes Practice within the Human Capital Practice and focus on integrating clinical and data analytics with Willis' wellness offerings to help employers develop a comprehensive strategy to lower medical costs and improve health and productivity. Dr. Singh practiced family medicine for 15 years and brings over 14 years of insurance industry experience. Previously he held senior roles at Adelante Health Center, Bravo Healthcare, and Humana.

    Commenting on these appointments, Mr. Krauze said, “Jim's strong track record of success and outstanding client focus will enable us to continue to build on the success of the Human Capital Practice; while Dr. Singh brings a unique perspective that will help our clients attack the medical cost curve impacting employers today. Willis is committed to understanding our clients' needs and industries and we stand ready to deliver the best solutions possible.”

    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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