Mizuho Expands Investment Banking Platform With Senior Power & Utilities Appointment

Mizuho Expands Investment Banking Platform With Senior Power & Utilities 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/20/14 --  Mizuho Bank (Mizuho)
today announced the appointment of Peter Bickford as a Managing
Director in its U.S. Power & Utilities Corporate and Investment
Banking Group. Mr. Bickford will provide Mizuho's power sector
clients with high-level strategic advisory and execution
capabilities, working with both new and existing clients to initiate
banking and capital markets mandates. He will be based in New York
and report to Brady Sadek, Managing Director and Head of Power &
Utilities Investment Banking for Mizuho.  
Mr. Bickford has over 25 years of experience in the power and
utilities sector. He joins Mizuho from the Royal Bank of Scotland,
where he was a Managing Director responsible for power-related
investment banking origination. Prior to that, Mr. Bickford held
senior positions with ABN Amro, TD Securities and Chase Securities in
power & utilities and energy banking.  
Andrew Dewing, Executive Officer and Head of Mizuho's U.S. Corporate
Finance Division, stated, "Peter brings great industry expertise, a
wealth of longstanding relationships and a strong track record of
success. Together with our existing Power & Utilities banking team,
Mizuho is well equipped to assist our clients in meeting their
financial goals in this critical industry." 
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, trust and
custody services 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 $1.79 trillion as of December 31, 2013. 
Patrick Phalon
(212) 282-3867 
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