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    Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, Selects Willis to Provide Risk Management Consultancy and Brokerage Services

    London, UK, March 28, 2014 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, announced today that its space team, Willis Inspace, has been appointed to offer exclusive risk management consultancy and insurance brokerage services for Es’hailSat’s second satellite, Es’hail 2.

    Willis was appointed by the Qatar Satellite Company following a thorough review and competitive tender amongst other leading space insurance brokers.

    Es’hailSat CEO, Ali Al Kuwari, said: “The Es’hail 2 satellite will be positioned at the 26 degrees East hotspot position for TV broadcasting and significantly adds to the company’s ability to provide high quality, premium DTH television content across the Middle East and North Africa. Es’hail 2 is an important step in the development of our satellite fleet and we are delighted to have appointed Willis to represent Es’hailSat.”

    Xavier Lacombe, Deputy Managing Director of Willis Inspace, who led the bid team, said: “We are very proud to have been selected to represent Es’hailSat, the national satellite operator of Qatar. To be selected by a young and dynamic satellite operator with great ambitions is both an honour and a privilege. This appointment reinforces further the presence of Willis Inspace in the Middle-East, a region which is very active in the satellite field.”

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