Mizuho Bank Announces Senior Public Finance Investment Banking Appointment

Mizuho Bank Announces Senior Public Finance Investment Banking Appointment  NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 --   Mizuho Bank (Mizuho) (NYSE: MFG) today announced the addition of Kenneth Gambone as Executive Director in its Public Finance Investment Banking Group. In his new role, Mr. Gambone will help to further expand Mizuho's public finance business by providing the bank's municipal and not-for-profit customer base with financing solutions. He will be based in New York and report to Bran Raskovic, Managing Director and Head of Public Finance.   Mr. Gambone's twenty-five years of investment banking experience include more than twenty years covering municipal finance clients. Prior to joining Mizuho, he served as a Director in Barclays' Public Finance Department, where his clients included major state and local governments, healthcare, higher education, utility, housing and transportation issuers of municipal debt nationally with responsibilities that included variable rate and fixed rate bond issuance, investor roadshow marketing and client relationship management.   Andrew Dewing, Executive Officer and Head of Mizuho's US Corporate Finance business, stated, "Public Finance continues to be an important focus of our business, and adding a banker with Ken's long record of high-quality execution better positions us to provide value to every aspect of our clients' business."   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 $1.71 trillion as of March 31, 2014.  Contact:  Patrick Phalon (212) 282-3867     
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