October 21, 2008 06:21 ET

Nomura Announce Exclusive Sponsorship of 2008 Oxford v Cambridge Varsity Match

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2008) -

Attention: Sports Editors

Nomura, the pre-eminent Asia-based investment bank, today announced it will be the exclusive sponsor of the annual Oxford v Cambridge Varsity Match supporting both the men's and women's events.

The 2008 men's match, to be held at 2pm on Thursday 11 December at Twickenham Stadium, will be the 127th played between the two universities. The University of Cambridge has won 60 times and the University of Oxford 52, with 14 draws occurring in the tournaments history.

The Women's Varsity Match will take place on Saturday 7 March, 2009 in Cambridge.

Paul Vaughan, business operations director for the Rugby Football Union commented, "We are extremely pleased that Nomura has agreed to be our corporate sponsor for 2008 and excited about our new partnership with the company. This is an important fixture and I know that everyone involved in the event is delighted with the news."

Sadeq Sayeed, chief executive of the acquired businesses said "We are delighted to be building on our existing relationships with two of the world's top universities and look forward to continuing this in the future."

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Nomura is a leading financial services group and the pre-eminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs about 18,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through five business divisions: domestic retail, global markets, global investment banking, global merchant banking, and asset management. For further information about Nomura, please visit

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