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Willis move to new premises in Melbourne is complete

Melbourne, VIC, July 22, 2013 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, is pleased to announce the final stage of its recent Melbourne office move is now complete. This week, a large Willis sky sign was erected atop of the St James office complex at 555 Bourke Street, the new home of Willis in Victoria.

Willis became the second marquee tenant to take space in the redeveloped St James complex, following a $120 million refurbishment of the landmark 1960s building, which has also attracted law firm Holding Redlich as a tenant. In April, Willis relocated their Melbourne based staff to a light filled floor of more than 2300 square metres.

“In Willis’ previous Melbourne office, Associates were spread across three floors,” said Roger Wilkinson, CEO of Willis Australasia. “Since moving, the positive impact of being located together on one floor has been immediate. In particular, our new open plan arrangement encourages greater collaboration amongst staff. Combined with updated technology, such as state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities, this has expanded our capacity to draw swiftly upon the expert knowledge of local and international Willis Associates as and when needed, for the benefit of our clients.”

To celebrate the move, Willis recently hosted both a cocktail party for insurers and a trivia night for industry Young Professionals. “We have enjoyed providing a relaxed opportunity for key partners to view our new premises,” said Brent Lehmann, General Manager – Victoria. “Now we are thrilled with the Willis sky sign that allows people to identify our new premises from blocks away,” Lehmann added.

About Willis
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 17,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in risk management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world’s leading authorities on analytics, modelling and mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme events. Find more information at our website, www.willis.com, our leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking news, WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local and multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.

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