Mizuho Announces Senior Financial Institutions Investment Banking Appointment

Mizuho Announces Senior Financial Institutions Investment Banking Appointment 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/02/13 --  Mizuho Bank (Mizuho)
today announced the appointment of Diane Ferguson as Managing
Director and Head of Financial Institutions coverage in its U.S.
corporate and investment banking business. In her new role, Ms.
Ferguson is charged with building out the bank's financial
institutions group (FIG) practice. This will include expanding the
FIG client base and utilizing the entire Mizuho global platform to
serve clients as part of the "One Mizuho" strategy.  
Ms. Ferguson joins Mizuho with twenty-five years of experience in the
financial institutions sector, having built relationships with a
broad range of clients, including commercial banks, specialty finance
firms, insurance companies, securities firms and asset managers. Ms.
Ferguson comes to Mizuho after spending the past eleven years with
the Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to that, she held senior positions
in financial institutions at both Citigroup and BNY Mellon.  
Andrew Dewing, Executive Officer and Head of Mizuho's U.S. Corporate
Finance Division, stated, "The financial institutions sector is an
important focus as we grow Mizuho's U.S. corporate and investment
banking platform. Adding a banker with Diane's high level of talent
and expertise significantly enhances our FIG capabilities and we look
forward to bringing great value to Mizuho's financial institutions
client base." 
About Mizuho Bank 
 Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic
solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of
clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations,
financial institutions, individuals, public sector entities and small
and medium-sized enterprises. A relationship management approach to
serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies
including Mizuho Trust & Banking and 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 Bank offers clients
both localized service and the extensive reach of a global business
network. Mizuho Bank 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
$1.7 trillion as of June 30, 2013. 
Patrick Phalon
(212) 282-3867 
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