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February 20, 2004

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Liquidation of US Subsidiaries of Mizuho Trust & Banking Co . Ltd

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. hereby announces that it's wholly - owned subsidiary, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. has decided to liquidate its subsidiaries, Hope & Flower Holdings LLC and Hope & Flower LLC, as follows.

1. The Subsidiaries to be Liquidated

(1) Hope & Flower Holdings LLC

Location 700 South Flower Street, Suite 1216, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A
Representative Kazuo Ohashi
Paid-in Capital USD 126,928 thousand
Major Shareholders 100% owned by Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
Line of Business Special Purpose Company for collection of claims
(Holding Company of Hope & Flower LLC)

(2) Hope & Flower LLC

Location 700 South Flower Street, Suite 1216, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A
Representative Kazuo Ohashi
Paid-in Capital USD 126,928 thousand
Major Shareholders 100% owned by Hope & Flower Holdings LLC
Line of Business Holding and Management of Real Property

2. Reason for Liquidation

Hope & Flower Holdings LLC and Hope & Flower LLC are to be liquidated as a result of disposing real property owned by Hope & Flower LLC.

3. Scheduled Date of Liquidation

November 2004 Hope & Flower LLC
December 2004 Hope & Flower Holdings LLC

4. Effect on our Earnings Estimates

There is no change on our previously announced Earnings Estimates for the current fiscal year (consolidated / non-consolidated).

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