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Stock Procedure Information (Question & Answer)

Q1:On what stock exchanges is Mizuho Financial Group listed?

A1:
We are listed on the first sections of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Q2:What is the ticker code of Mizuho Financial Group?

A2:
The ticker code of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. for domestic exchanges is 8411.

Q3:Please explain the dividend history and forecast of Mizuho Financial Group.

A3:
Please see "Dividend Information" on this website for details.

Q4:When is your ordinary general meeting of shareholders convened?

A4:
The ordinary general meeting of shareholders of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. is convened within three months from the day after the last day (March 31) of each business year.For details of the meeting, please see the notice of convocation, which are sent to shareholders before each meeting.Notices concerning the convocation of the meeting can also be viewed on this website.

Q5:How do I receive dividends?

A5:

There are four ways to receive dividends, as described in the table below.

  Method Details
1 Dividend Receipts Method [haitokin ryosyusho ni yoru housiki]
  • Dividends can be received by presenting a "Dividend Receipt" at a post office or bank.
2 By Designating Bank Transfer Details For Each Issue [kobetsu meigara shitei hoshiki]
  • Dividends can be received through accounts with a bank or other financial institution as designated for each issue.
3 Registered Dividend Receipt Account Method [touroku haitokin juryo kouza hoshiki]
  • Dividends relating to all issues you own can be received through your account with a bank or other financial institution.
  • Even if you have accounts with several securities companies or other financial institutions, you only need to make arrangements with one of them to choose this method.
  • You may designate only one financial institution where you have opened an account to which dividends are to be remitted.
4 Allocation Based on the Number of Shares Method [kabushiki–su hirei haibun hoshiki]
  • Dividends can be received through the securities company where you have opened an account.
  • If you have accounts with several securities companies or other financial institutions, then the dividends will be allocated depending on the balance in each account.
  • Even if you have accounts with several securities companies or other financial institutions, you only need to make arrangements with one of them to choose this method.
  • You will not be able to choose this method if you have any shares held in a "special account."

Please contact your securities company or other financial institution on how to change the method of receiving dividends. For shares recorded in a special account, please contact Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., our account management institution for special accounts (Toll free (Only from Japan): 0120–288–324) (09:00 to 17:00 (Tokyo local time), except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays).

Q6:Whom should I contact about uncollected dividends?

A6:
Please contact Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., our shareholder register manager (Toll free (Only from Japan):0120–288–324) (09:00 to 17:00 (Tokyo local time), except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays).

Q7:Whom should I contact to take various procedures regarding shares, including purchases or additional purchases of shares constituting less than one (1) unit?

A7:
Please contact Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., our shareholder register manager (Toll free (Only from Japan):0120–288–324) (09:00 to 17:00 (Tokyo local time), except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays).

Q8:What happened to share certificates in my possession due to the implementation of the electronic share certificate system?

A8:
Due to the implementation of the electronic share certificate system, all share certificates issued by listed companies were recorded and managed electronically starting from January 5, 2009.

  • If you are a shareholder and are in possession of a share certificate, then please take the following actions based on your situation:
    • (a)For a share certificate registered under your name, we, as the issuer of the share certificates, have automatically opened a special account (tokubetsu koza) in order to preserve your rights as a shareholder. Shares may not be sold or purchased through this special account. You must separately open an account with a securities company in order to sell or purchase shares.
    • (b)For a share certificate not registered under your name, the issuer has opened a special account in the name of the shareholder registered in the shareholders registry for that particular share certificate. For details concerning the procedures for regaining your rights as a shareholder, please contact Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., our account management institution of the special account (Toll free (Only from Japan):0120–288–324) (09:00 to 17:00 (Tokyo local time), except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays).

Q9:Whom should I contact about special accounts?

A9:
Please contact Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., our account management institution of the special account (Toll free (Only from Japan):0120–288–324) (09:00 to 17:00 (Tokyo local time), except Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays).

Q10:What does Lowering of the Minimum Investment Amount refer to?

A10:
Due to the implementation of the allotment of shares or fractions of a share without consideration* by which the number of shares substantially increased 1,000 times, and the adoption of the unit share system by which one unit became 100 shares, the minimum investment amount (the minimum amount required for market trade) was lowered to one–tenth as of January 4, 2009.

  • *This allotment of shares or fractions of a share without consideration is in accordance with Article 88 of the "Law Concerning Adjustment and Coordination of Relevant Laws in Association with the Enforcement of the Company Law" (Law No. 87 of 2005).

(As of Dec 16, 2013)

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