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Willis Re Specialty Further Strengthened by Addition of Graeme Moore to Management Team

LONDON, July 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, and insurance and reinsurance broker, has announced the recruitment of Graeme Moore to the Specialty division of its reinsurance business, Willis Re.

Moore's appointment will strengthen both the firm's senior leadership team and its Specialty division. Moore, who joins at the end of his current notice period from Aon Benfield's Global ReSpecialty division where he was formerly the CEO, will report to John Cavanagh, Global CEO of Willis Re.

Commenting on Moore's appointment, Cavanagh said: "I am truly delighted to have Graeme joining Willis Re's senior management team. Graeme's extensive knowledge and experience will complement and extend our already strong presence in the specialty arena. I am confident he will accelerate our future sales growth both in this segment and elsewhere."

Moore commented: "I am excited to join John and the wider Willis Re team in building on the achievements of recent years. I look forward to helping both Willis Re and its clients succeed in a challenging and rapidly evolving marketplace."

About Willis Re

One of the world's leading reinsurance brokers, Willis Re is known for its world-class Analytics capabilities, which it combines with its Reinsurance expertise in a seamless, integrated offering that can help clients increase the value of their businesses. Willis Re serves the risk management and risk transfer needs of a diverse, global client base that includes all of the world's top insurance and reinsurance carriers as well as national catastrophe schemes in many countries around the world. The broker's global team of experts offers services and advice that can help clients make better reinsurance decisions and negotiate optimum terms. For more information, visit www.willisre.com.

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, modeling 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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