Inmarsat Extends Space Insurance Brokerage Contract With Willis

LONDON, Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, is pleased to announce that Inmarsat has extended the exclusive appointment of Willis's Inspace team to act as its space risk management adviser and placing broker. This encompasses Inmarsat's entire in orbit satellite fleet as well as its future launches.

The extension of the appointment reflects Willis's excellent performance in delivering risk management and insurance services for the Global Xpress satellites and Inmarsat's innovative Alphasat satellite.

Commenting on Inmarsat's decision, Roger Bathurst, CEO of Willis Inspace, said: "Winning the original bid to be Inmarsat's exclusive space risk management adviser and insurance broker was an enormous honour and a great thrill. To have our performance endorsed by this contract extension is clear proof that Willis Inspace delivers exceptional service and value and is ideally qualified to partner with the world's foremost satellite companies."

Nick Palmer, Inmarsat's Head of Risk Management, added: "Willis Inspace has done an excellent job for Inmarsat since their appointment in 2011 and we look forward to continuing the relationship as our satellite constellation increases."

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 17,500 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,, 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.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT).

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