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Mizuho Securities USA Announces IR Magazine Awards 2014 Sponsorship

Event to Be Held on March 27th in New York

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/13/14 -- Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA), the U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary of the global Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE: MFG), will sponsor the IR Magazine Awards - US 2014.

The IR Magazine Awards is an internationally renowned event that celebrates excellence in the IR community around the world. The awards honor leadership and best practices in investor relations. The event is one of the largest gatherings of IR practitioners from across the US, bringing together the industry's elite performers for a night of networking and celebration.

John Koudounis, MSUSA's President and CEO, and Arin Amanda Prisand, Head of Corporate Access, will introduce this year's MC, David Brancaccio. David is host and senior editor of American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report, and has earned some of the highest honors in broadcast journalism for his work. This is the second consecutive year that MSUSA will sponsor the IR Magazine Awards - US.

John Koudounis, President and CEO, MSUSA, said, "MSUSA is proud to sponsor such an important event, and our collaboration with IR Magazine is an invaluable asset to the company. Our business is client-centric and interacting with and supporting investor relations gives us an opportunity to cater to our clients in new and innovative ways."

About Mizuho Securities USA
Mizuho Securities USA Inc. is a U.S. registered broker-dealer 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 staff working in more than 920 offices in over 30 countries and total assets of over $1.79 trillion as of December 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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