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Willis New Zealand announced as Large Broking Company of the Year for second year running

Auckland, New Zealand, October 25, 2013 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, is extremely pleased to announce that Willis New Zealand has been awarded the 2013 Large Broking Company of the Year Award (New Zealand). Willis New Zealand now carries the title two years in a row, having also won the award in 2012.

In announcing the prestigious honour at the 2013 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards, hosted by ANZIIF, the judges stated “With an impressive client retention rate of 98% for the past 3 years, Willis is dedicated to the development and maintenance of excellent customer relations. As the winners of the 2013 Large Broking Company of the Year Award, Willis impressed the judges with its outstanding customer service record and also its on-going commitment to staff investment and education. During 2012 Willis achieved positive revenue growth and high levels of customer satisfaction both results that impressed the Judging Panel. In the past year Willis successfully delivered captive management and risk consulting services enabling its clients to easily purchase insurance in a difficult market at significantly better rates than its competitors.”

Willis New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Peter Lowe commented “I was extremely proud to accept this accolade on behalf of the Willis New Zealand team. It is testament to their hard work, dedication and client focused approach which helped Willis win this prestigious award. It is even more thrilling to carry the title of Large Broker of the Year two years running. Importantly, I would like to thank our clients for their ongoing patronage and our insurer and industry partners for their valued support.”

Commenting on the win, Roger Wilkinson, CEO of Willis Australasia, said “I extend my sincere congratulations to Peter and the associates of Willis New Zealand. We are very proud of our high client retention rate in New Zealand as it is reflective of the high quality client service we provide. It is wonderful to receive industry recognition and affirmation of our ongoing efforts through this award.”

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