October 20, 2008 04:32 ET

Nomura Continues Partnership With Tower Hamlets' Oaklands School

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2008) - Nomura, the pre-eminent Asia-based investment bank, today announced it is to continue Lehman Brothers' longstanding partnership with Oaklands School in Tower Hamlets.

The partnership, now running in its 10th year, provides support for a variety of initiatives with the aim to support learning and reward students' achievements.

Through employee volunteering the students and teachers are able to have support for academic as well as extra-curricular activities which enrich and enhance the basic school education. The partnership provides experiences which would otherwise be beyond the reach of most of the students and which could not be met through government funding.

"Nomura has a strong culture of contributing to and supporting the sustainable growth of local communities," said Sadeq Sayeed, Chief Executive of the acquired businesses at Nomura. "We are pleased to announce our continued support for Oaklands School and look forward to engaging with the staff and pupils on a regular basis."

Patrice Canavan, Head Teacher of Oaklands School, said, "We are delighted that Nomura has agreed to step in and maintain the excellent work that we have achieved over the last ten years with Lehman Brothers. We would like to extend our thanks to all the staff from Lehman Brothers who have given their time and resources so generously to our pupils and this partnership and we look forward to developing an equally beneficial relationship with Nomura".

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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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