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    The AGC and Willis Construction Practice to Present Construction Safety Excellence Awards March 15

    Associated General Contractors of America 93rd Annual Convention

    HONOLULU, HI – Willis North America’s Construction Practice, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will present the 13th annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards at the AGC’s 93rd Annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii Thursday March 15.

    The Construction Safety Excellence Awards are the premier safety awards for the Construction industry. Willis is a partner in safety with the AGC, 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 those companies who exhibit the highest commitment to safety.

    Details: The Associated General Contractors of America 93rd Annual Convention, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Date: Thursday March 15, 2012 at 7:00 a.m.

    What: AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards Ceremony. Willis in partnership with the AGC will present more than a dozen awards to construction companies and recognize firms that excel in safety performance in the categories of building, heavy, highway, municipal and specialty. Following the awards ceremony, Willis will participate in a Q&A session with 2011 grand prize winner, URS. The session will focus on strategies to develop an award winning safety program.

    Who: Paul R. Becker, Chairman, Willis North America Construction Practice and Mike Fredebeil, National Director Construction Safety, Willis North America Construction practice will represent Willis and advocate for the fundamental values of safety in construction. Mr. Fredebeil also serves as a finalist judge.

    Commenting on the awards, Mr. Becker said, “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. Safety is a key indicator of well-run construction firms and is directly linked to competitiveness and profitability,” he said.

    “In addition, safety programs serve to address critical insurance issues related to workers compensation, work quality 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 13 years ago,” Mr. Becker said.

    Willis is a leading provider of insurance and risk management services to the construction industry and has made a deep commitment to this industry in North America. The construction practice is comprised of over 700 dedicated professionals in over 70 offices, serving roughly 12,000 clients in North America, including contractors, owners, construction professionals and design firms. 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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