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    Willis Norway Appoints New CEO

    London, UK, May 24, 2012 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced that Nils Arne Fagerli has been appointed CEO of Willis Norway AS, effective immediately. Based in Oslo, Nils will report to Adam Garrard, CEO of Europe (Willis International).

    Nils joins Willis from GIEK Credit Insurance Ltd., the largest credit insurer in the Norwegian market, where he was CEO. With over 18 years experience in the insurance industry, he has held a number of top senior management positions in broking, underwriting and sales. Past roles include Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Clients at financial services firm, Gjensidige Forsikring AS.

    Willis Norway employs 134 Associates and has four offices in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Larvik where its key business lines are Marine, Non-Marine and Employee Benefits. Willis has had a presence in the country since 1867.

    Welcoming Nils to Willis, Garrard said, “With a wealth of experience in the insurance industry and excellent knowledge of the local marketplace, Nils’s appointment will further strengthen our position in the European market, and help us drive growth in one of the region’s more resilient economies”.

    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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