Mizuho Corporate Bank Announces Senior Corporate and Investment Banking Appointment

Mizuho Corporate Bank Announces Senior Corporate and Investment Banking 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/13 --  Mizuho Corporate Bank
("Mizuho") (NYSE: MFG) today announced the appointment of Andrew
Dewing, Executive Officer, as General Manager of its US Corporate
Finance Division (CFD). In his new role, Mr. Dewing will be charged
with directing Mizuho's corporate finance and investment banking
activities in the US. In addition to his broader responsibilities, he
will be leading a team of coverage bankers with expertise across all
industry sectors to initiate banking, securities and advisory
Mr. Dewing has more than twenty-nine years of investment banking
experience. He most recently served as Head of European Corporate
Finance for Mizuho, where he expanded the bank's European corporate
finance business across the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy
and Spain. Before joining Mizuho, Mr. Dewing worked in Bank of
America's Corporate and Investment Banking group for over twenty-two
years, managing a number of successful teams and leading deals across
various sectors and regions. His last position at Bank of America was
as Senior Managing Director and Head of the Consumer, Retail and
Business Services Corporate and Investment Banking team for Europe.  
Shinya Wako, Managing Executive Officer and Head of the Americas for
Mizuho, stated, "A strong corporate finance and investment banking
franchise is vital to everything we do, and I am confident that with
Andrew's vision, leadership and strong record of high-quality
strategy execution, CFD remains ideally positioned for ongoing future
Mr. Dewing commented, "Our objective is to be a trusted, consistent
and long-term financial partner. We continue to invest in our
corporate and investment banking platform so that we can bring
breadth and depth of product offering to our clients. I look forward
to working with my new team as we build an integrated platform for
Mizuho in the US." 
About Mizuho Corporate Bank 
 Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. provides
financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and
sophisticated needs of clients, focusing its efforts on serving major
corporations, financial institutions, and public sector entities. A
relationship management
 approach to serving clients enables Mizuho
Corporate Bank, Ltd., together with affiliates including Mizuho
Securities, to develop customized solutions in areas such as
corporate, structured and project finance, investment banking,
transaction banking and risk management. With offices in 32
countries, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. offers clients both localized
service and the extensive reach of a global business network. Mizuho
Corporate Bank, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho
Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), one of the largest financial
services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately
$1.9 trillion as of March 31, 2013. 
Patrick Phalon
(212) 282-3867 
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