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June 23, 2015

To whom it may concern

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Changes of Directors

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. hereby announces the following planned change of a director of Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

[Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK)]

Name New Position
(Effective as of July 1, 2015)
Current Position
Mr. Toshio Kinoshita Director

The appointment of Mr. Toshio Kinoshita as director is subject to approval at the general meeting of shareholders of MHBK to be held on July 1, 2015. Mr. Kinoshita qualifies as an "outside director" under the Companies Act.

(Brief Personal Records of Candidate for New Outside Director)
Name Toshio Kinoshita  
Date of Birth Apr. 12, 1949  
Business Experience Jan. 1980 Joined Coopers and Lybrand, Japan (currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata)
June 1995 Managing partner of the Japanese Business Network of Coopers and Lybrand LLP (currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)
July 2005 Management Board Member for International Business of ChuoAoyama Audit Corporation
July 2007 Chief Executive of The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
July 2013 Council Member (current)
Established Kinoshita CPA firm, Owner and Managing Partner (current)
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