Marsh & McLennan Agency Acquires McGraw Wentworth

  Marsh & McLennan Agency Acquires McGraw Wentworth

              Acquisition Expands MMA’s Footprint into Michigan

Business Wire

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- January 7, 2013

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a subsidiary of Marsh Inc., today announced
that it has acquired McGraw Wentworth, Inc., an employee group benefits
consulting and brokerage firm based in Troy, Michigan. Terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1997 by Thomas P. McGraw and William D. Wentworth, McGraw Wentworth
has annual revenues of approximately $15 million. The firm offers a broad
range of strategic benefit consulting services to midsize organizations
including manufacturers, automotive suppliers, financial services,
non-profits, public schools, and local municipalities.

McGraw Wentworth will operate out of MMA’s upper Midwest hub, expanding MMA’s
footprint into Michigan. All of the firm’s 72 employees including Messrs.
McGraw and Wentworth will join MMA and continue operating out of their
existing office.

“McGraw Wentworth’s quality employees, leadership and capabilities make it a
tremendous addition to MMA in the upper Midwest,” said Bill Jeatran, CEO of
MMA’s upper Midwest region based in Minneapolis. “With this transaction we
will be able to offer greater resources and a broader platform to serve the
needs of our clients throughout the region and country."

“Joining MMA is the right fit for McGraw Wentworth, our employees and our
clients,” said Thomas McGraw, president. “MMA’s agency structure ensures that
we retain our unique service model and workplace culture while also having
access to the resources and expertise of the world’s leading broker.”

“We are excited to join MMA, as they share our commitment to satisfying the
complex and diverse needs of the region’s midsize employers,” added William
Wentworth, vice president.

Commenting on the transaction, David Eslick, Chairman and CEO of Marsh &
McLennan Agency said: “McGraw Wentworth is a terrific addition to our
expanding roster of high-performing agencies that now make up Marsh & McLennan
Agencies. I welcome Tom, Bill and the rest of the McGraw Wentworth team to MMA
and look forward to expanding our presence in Michigan.”

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, a subsidiary of Marsh, was established in 2008 to
meet the needs of midsize businesses in the U.S. MMA operates autonomously
from Marsh to offer commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and
employee benefits to clients across the U.S.

About Marsh

Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with
its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific
solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. It has approximately
26,000 colleagues who collaborate to provide advice and transactional
capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of
professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the
areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and
annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the
parent company of Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and
reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a global leader inhuman resource
consulting and related services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in
management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @Marsh_Inc.

Contact:

Marsh
Sally Roberts, 303-952-9453
sally.roberts@marsh.com
or
McGraw Wentworth
Ryan Bowers, 248-822-6231
rbowers@mcgrawwentworth.com
or
MMA/upper Midwest
Jeff Mulfinger, 763-746-8257
mulfingerj@rjfagencies.com
 
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