SOURCE: Mizuho

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May 14, 2015 10:11 ET

Mizuho Securities USA Ranked #1 in North American Japanese Equities Sales by Greenwich Associates

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) -  Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA), the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE: MFG), has been ranked #1 in North American sales of Japanese equities by Greenwich Associates, announced John Koudounis, President and CEO.

"This is the second straight year we have reached the rank of number one in North America for Japanese equities sales," Koudounis said. "The ranking is a testament to the growth and success of our U.S. investment banking operation, and to the talent of our sales team."

Greenwich also ranked Mizuho #1 in corporate access and #2 in equity research in Japanese equities for North American investors. 

"These numbers demonstrate MSUSA's dedication to providing world-class service for our clients, as well as our commitment to expanding our business with broad reach in sales, research and corporate access," Koudounis said.

"The Greenwich rankings follow our #1 ranking in Japanese equities by Institutional Investor in its latest survey," said Matthew DeSalvo, Head of Equity. "We continue to build a premier equity franchise in North America with the best and the brightest, solidifying our global presence."

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 22 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 55,000 staff working in more than 880 offices in over 35 countries and territories and total assets of over $1.62 trillion as of December 31, 2014. Its core global corporate banking entity, Mizuho 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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