Willis and Hay Group Announce Mutual Referral Agreement

  Willis and Hay Group Announce Mutual Referral Agreement

Business Wire

NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA -- December 03, 2012

Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker and Hay Group,
an international management consultancy, announced today the signing of a
mutual referral agreement to strengthen their respective global capabilities.

Chris R. Matthews - Chairman and CEO of Hay Group (Photo: Business Wire)

Chris R. Matthews - Chairman and CEO of Hay Group (Photo: Business Wire)

Under this agreement, Willis Global Solutions (Employee Benefits) may refer
its clients to Hay Group for management and human resources consulting
services and Hay Group may refer its clients to Willis for employee benefits
consulting and brokerage services.

Entering into this formal referral relationship will ensure that clients from
both companies can benefit from the combined strengths of Willis and Hay

Willis Global Solutions (Employee Benefits) provides global employee benefits
consulting and brokerage services for multinational clients and is supported
by its network operating in approximately 120 countries. Willis supports
organizations worldwide in establishing a sound global governance and benefit
strategy via plan design, funding, administration, and program management.

The consultants of Hay Group are experts in management, HR and reward topics
and a leader in cash and total rewards consulting and data. They also have a
global presence with 84 offices in 48 countries and have a strong presence
with multinational clients in Europe and emerging markets.

Chris Matthews, CEO of Hay Group, commented, “Hay Group serves many of the
world’s leading global and national companies. Our clients are increasingly
concerned about the total costs of their pay bills, and how to provide the
greatest value for their employees at least cost.”

“They also increasingly want to look at all aspects of compensation together –
salaries, bonus, benefits, and pensions – rather than in isolated silos, and
they want to do this across all markets in which they operate. This agreement
increases our ability to serve and add value to our clients in all markets. We
are very pleased to be teaming up with one of the world’s leading employee
benefits consulting and brokerage firms.”

Joe Plumeri, Chairman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings, said “We are thrilled
to join forces with Hay Group and strengthen our global employee benefits
platform. Hay Group’s experience and expertise in the HR consulting arena will
enable us to expand our service offering to our existing clients and prospects
and further enhance our value proposition.”

“Together, we are committed to helping firms develop effective HR management
strategies to maximize their employee benefits and total rewards offerings for
their employees.”

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its
subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance,
reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and
actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around
the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a
global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually
every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at

About Hay Group

Hay Group is a global management consulting firm that works with leaders to
transform strategy into reality. We develop talent, organize people to be more
effective and motivate them to perform at their best. Our focus is on making
change happen and helping people and organizations realize their potential.

We have over 2600 employees working in 84 offices in 48 countries. Our insight
is supported by robust data from over 125 countries. Our clients are from the
private, public and not-for-profit sectors, across every major industry. For
more information please contact your local office through www.haygroup.com.

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Hay Group:
Mitch Kent, 215-861-2315
Colleen McCarthy, 212-915-8307
Peter Poillon, 1-212-915-8084
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