Mizuho Securities USA Announces Investor Conferences on "Abenomics" and Implications for Global Markets

Events to Be Held in Chicago, Boston and New York City

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA), the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of the Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE: MFG), has announced that it will host a series of investor conferences titled "Abenomics and Implications for Global Markets" in Chicago, Boston and New York City to provide clients with insights on Japan's current economic environment and investment conditions. The events will be hosted by Hajime Takata, Chief Economist of the Mizuho Research Institute (Tokyo), and Steven Ricchiuto, Chief Economist, Mizuho Securities USA.

John Koudounis, MSUSA President and CEO, stated that: "With the introduction of the new economic-stimulus policies known as 'Abenomics,' client interest continues to grow in the opportunities available in the Japanese markets. MSUSA, as a member of the Mizuho Financial Group, is particularly well placed to provide our clients with context and analysis for one of the most important investment topics of the year. Mr. Takata is an acknowledged expert and it is our pleasure to host him in the United States."

Schedule:
Chicago, Monday, June 3rd
Boston, Tuesday, June 4th
New York City, Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th

For conference details, contact Jim Claire, Head of Client Relationship Management for Mizuho Securities USA at James.Claire@US.Mizuho-sc.com or your existing sales & trading contacts at Mizuho.

About Mizuho Securities USA
Mizuho Securities USA Inc. is an SEC registered broker-dealer, a member of FINRA, and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hoboken (NJ), Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London (UK). MSUSA provides a wide range of fixed income and equity securities products and investment banking services to institutional clients. MSUSA is one of only 21 firms designated as a Primary Dealer in U.S. Government and Agency securities. MSUSA also is a U.S. registered futures commission merchant ("FCM") and a member of most international futures exchanges. MSUSA's parent company, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., is a top-tier, full-service, Japanese securities firm and a core member of the Mizuho Financial Group. http://www.mizuhosecurities.com

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), based in Japan, is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering a broad range of financial services including banking, securities, trust and asset management, credit card, private banking services, and venture capital through its group companies. The Group has approximately 56,000 employees working in more than 920 offices inside and outside Japan, and total assets of over $1.9 trillion as of March 31, 2013. Its core global corporate banking entity, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., has offices throughout Japan, the U.S., the Americas, and the world, providing financial and strategic solutions to major corporations, financial institutions and public sector entities. For more information, please visit http://www.mizuho-fg.co.jp/english/

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