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To whom it may concern:

Company Name: Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Representative: Yasuhiro Sato President & CEO
Head Office: 1–5–5 Otemachi Chiyoda–ku, Tokyo
Code Number: 8411 (TSE 1st Sec.)

Announcement Regarding Redemption of "Non–dilutive" Preferred Securities

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (the "Company") hereby announces that the Company has decided to redeem in full preferred securities issued by its group's overseas special purpose subsidiaries as set forth below.

  1. Summary overview of Preferred Securities to be redeemed
    Issuer Mizuho Capital Investment (USD) 1 Limited Mizuho Capital Investment (JPY) 1 Limited
    Type of securities U.S. Dollar–denominated Non–cumulative Perpetual Preferred Securities Japanese Yen denominated Non–cumulative Perpetual Preferred Securities
    Mandatory redemption date None None
    Optional redemption Optionally redeemable on the dividend payment date falling in June 2016 and on each dividend payment date falling at five–year intervals thereafter Optionally redeemable on the dividend payment date falling in June 2016 and on each dividend payment date falling at five–year intervals thereafter
    Dividends Fixed dividend rate for the first 10 years and 3 months, and floating dividend rate on and after the dividend payment date falling in June 2016 Fixed dividend rate for the first 9 years and 5 months, and floating dividend rate on and after the dividend payment date falling in June 2016
    Total amount issued USD 600 million 400 billion Japanese Yen
    Issue date March 13, 2006 January 12, 2007
    Aggregate redemption amount USD 600 million 400 billion Japanese Yen
  2. Scheduled redemption date
    June 30, 2016 (Thu)

This document is prepared in order to announce specific facts relating to the redemption of "non–dilutive" preferred securities and does not constitute an offer for sale or solicitation for investment or other similar activity in or outside of Japan.

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