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    Willis Opens new Superyacht Office in Barcelona

    London, UK, July 30, 2012 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global insurance broker, is due to open a new Superyacht insurance broking office at the prestigious MB92 shipyard in Barcelona.

    The new office opens its doors in September and Willis is offering all visitors a free analysis of their insurance arrangements at the MB92 shipyard.

    Willis’ Superyacht insurance specialists already have offices in London, Ipswich, Amsterdam, Singapore, Sydney and Fort Lauderdale. The new site reflects Willis’ desire to support its clients in the expanding European Superyacht market.

    While the Superyacht industry awaits the anticipated influence of China, India and South America, Europe remains an important market.

    “The European large yacht market remains surprisingly resilient despite turbulence in world economic markets,” said Neil Macnaughtan, Managing Director of Willis Global Marine. “Willis’ new office in Barcelona demonstrates our commitment to clients, owners and operators in the Mediterranean region, which is important for growth and also continues our support to the large yacht industry globally.”

    Mark Feltham, Executive Director of Willis’ Global Superyacht practice, said: “The MB92 shipyard is one of the world’s pre-eminent refit centres for large yachts. Our choice of Barcelona as the venue for this new project reflects our confidence in MB92 over the long term. The recent expansion in their facilities shows us that they have significant confidence too. Willis is very excited about opening a new office in this world renowned location.”

    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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