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May 13, 2016

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Changes of Directors and Executive Officers

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. hereby announces the following planned changes of Directors and Executive Officers (including changes in their areas of responsibility, etc.) of the following entities within the Group :

[Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (MHFG)]

Name New Position
(Effective as of June 1, 2016)
Current Position
Mr. Hiroto Koda Managing Executive Officer* Deputy Head of Human Resources Group  
Mr. Tetsuhiro Sakamoto Retired   Managing Executive Officer* Deputy Head of Human Resources Group
  • (Note)*:Executive Officers as Defined in Our Internal Regulations

[Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (MHSC)]

Name New Position
(Effective as of June 1, 2016)
Current Position
Mr. Hiroto Koda Deputy President (Representative Director) and Deputy President & Executive Officer In charge of Special Missions, Head of Human Resources Group, In charge of Executive Secretariat, In charge of Markets Strategic Intelligence Dept. and Attached to Strategic Planning Group Deputy President (Representative Director) and Deputy President & Executive Officer In charge of Special Missions, In charge of Markets Strategic Intelligence Dept. and Attached to Strategic Planning Group
Mr. Tetsuhiro Sakamoto Retired   Managing Executive Officer Head of Human Resources Group and In charge of Executive Secretariat
Name New Position
(to become effective in late June 2016)
Current Position
Mr. Naofumi Fuke Senior Executive Managing Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer Head of Retail & Business Banking Division Senior Managing Executive Officer Head of Retail & Business Banking Division
Mr. Keizo Ohashi Retired Chairman of Mizuho Securities UK Holdings Ltd., and Chairman of Mizuho International plc Member of the Board of Directors Chairman of Mizuho Securities UK Holdings Ltd., and Chairman of Mizuho International plc

The appointment of Mr. Naofumi Fuke as Member of the Board of Directors is subject to approval at the ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of MHSC to be held in late June 2016.

Mr. Keizo Ohashi is expected to retire at the closing of the ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of MHSC to be held in late June 2016.

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