Mizuho Securities USA Announces IR Magazine Awards 2014 Sponsorship

Mizuho Securities USA Announces IR Magazine Awards 2014 Sponsorship 
Event to Be Held on March 27th in New York 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/13/14 --   Mizuho Securities USA
(MSUSA), the U.S. broker-dealer subsidiary of the global Mizuho
Financial Group (NYSE: MFG), will sponsor the IR Magazine Awards - US
The IR Magazine Awards is an internationally renowned event that
celebrates excellence in the IR community around the world. The
awards honor leadership and best practices in investor relations. The
event is one of the largest gatherings of IR practitioners from
across the US, bringing together the industry's elite performers for
a night of networking and celebration. 
John Koudounis, MSUSA's President and CEO, and Arin Amanda Prisand,
Head of Corporate Access, will introduce this year's MC, David
Brancaccio. David is host and senior editor of American Public
Media's Marketplace Morning Report, and has earned some of the
highest honors in broadcast journalism for his work. This is the
second consecutive year that MSUSA will sponsor the IR Magazine
Awards - US.  
John Koudounis, President and CEO, MSUSA, said, "MSUSA is proud to
sponsor such an important event, and our collaboration with IR
Magazine is an invaluable asset to the company. Our business is
client-centric and interacting with and supporting investor relations
gives us an opportunity to cater to our clients in new and innovative
About Mizuho Securities USA
 Mizuho Securities USA Inc. is a U.S.
registered broker-dealer headquartered in New York City, with offices
in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hoboken (NJ), Houston, Los Angeles, San
Francisco and London (UK). MSUSA provides a wide range of fixed
income and equity securities products and investment banking services
to institutional clients. MSUSA is one of only 21 firms designated as
a Primary Dealer in U.S. Government and Agency securities. MSUSA also
is a U.S. registered futures commission merchant ("FCM") and a member
of most international futures exchanges. MSUSA's parent company,
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., is a top-tier, full-service, Japanese
securities firm and a core member of the Mizuho Financial Group.
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), based in Japan, is one of
the larges
t financial institutions in the world, offering a broad
range of financial services including banking, securities, trust and
asset management, credit card, private banking services, and venture
capital through its group companies. The group has approximately
56,000 staff working in more than 920 offices in over 30 countries
and total assets of over $1.79 trillion as of December 31, 2013. Its
core global corporate banking entity, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.,
has offices throughout Japan, the U.S., the Americas, and the world,
providing financial and strategic solutions to major corporations,
financial institutions and public sector entities. For more
information, please visit http://www.mizuho-fg.co.jp/english/ 
Patrick Phalon
(212) 282-3867 
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