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1-5-5 Otemachi


Tokyo, 100-8176


Phone: 81 3 5224 1111

Fax: 81 3 5224 1059

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. engages in banking, trust banking, securities, and other businesses related to financial services. Group Operations The company has 10 business units, such as: Personal Banking Unit The Personal Banking Unit provides products and services to individuals. In the asset management business area, the company expanded its line of products and provided advices for asset management by utilizing NISA (a Japanese version of Individual Savings Account that provides individual customers with tax exemption for income related to certain investments up to a maximum amount) to meet customer needs. In addition, Mizuho Bank has started brokerage services of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.’s (Mizuho Securities’) financial products. The company provides services, such as inheritance distribution and testamentary trust that utilize trust function; and has also expanded its line of products, such as family trust and calendar-year gift trust. With respect to the loan business, the company has expanded its lineup of housing loan and card loan products, and offers various products and services in response to each customer’s life stage, including release of products utilizing value of housing assets of the customer. The company also provides products/services with officers and directors of its corporate clients, such as opening account for payrolls, providing housing loans, management of retirement payments, etc. In addition to expanding the company’s branch network throughout Japan (Mizuho Bank: 461, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. (Mizuho Trust & Banking): 53, and Mizuho Securities: 272, each as of March 31, 2015) and the company’s ATM network (approximately 6,700 locations as of March 31, 2015, including ATMs shared with AEON Bank). The company also had 164 of Mizuho Securities ‘Planet Booths’, which were located in the branches and offices of Mizuho Bank and 16 of Mizuho Trust ‘Trust Lounges’ (which are located in the branches and offices of Mizuho Bank) as of March 31, 2015. Retail Banking Unit The Retail Banking Unit provides products and services primarily to individual customers, such as business owners, land owners, lease holders, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), etc. Corporate Banking Unit (Large Corporations) The Corporate Banking Unit (Large Corporations) engages in relationship management for large corporations and their affiliates in Japan. The company offers a range of financial solutions on a global basis to meet its customers’ needs in fund-raising, management and financial strategies. Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Securities introduced the dual-hat structure in various offices in Japan. Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Securities collaborate worldwide to implement the company’s securities strategy on a global basis and to provide its customers solutions based on their capital management, business strategy, and financial strategy. Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Trust & Banking together provide solutions in relation to real estate (regarding which the company has a major track record in the industry in Japan), pension, securitization of assets, securities management, stock transfer agent, consulting, etc., to its customers’ needs for investment and asset reduction. Further, the company is providing risk money to develop next-generation industries and growth industries. Corporate Banking Unit The Corporate Banking Unit provides products and services with the corporate market, consisting primarily of mid-sized enterprises and SMEs. The company provides a range of solution businesses in accordance with the growth strategy of its corporate customers, such as stable fund-raising, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings for customers in their start-up or growth stages, and management buy-out, business succession, entry into new business lines and business restructuring for customers in mature or transition stages, through unifying the company’s banking, trust banking and securities functions. With an aim to provide financial services together with advisory services that are appropriate in light of the customers’ business strategies, the company responds to customers’


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