NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) - Mizuho Corporate Bank ("Mizuho") (NYSE: MFG) today announced the appointment of Andrew Dewing, Executive Officer, as General Manager of its US Corporate Finance Division (CFD). In his new role, Mr. Dewing will be charged with directing Mizuho's corporate finance and investment banking activities in the US. In addition to his broader responsibilities, he will be leading a team of coverage bankers with expertise across all industry sectors to initiate banking, securities and advisory mandates. 

Mr. Dewing has more than twenty-nine years of investment banking experience. He most recently served as Head of European Corporate Finance for Mizuho, where he expanded the bank's European corporate finance business across the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain. Before joining Mizuho, Mr. Dewing worked in Bank of America's Corporate and Investment Banking group for over twenty-two years, managing a number of successful teams and leading deals across various sectors and regions. His last position at Bank of America was as Senior Managing Director and Head of the Consumer, Retail and Business Services Corporate and Investment Banking team for Europe. 

Shinya Wako, Managing Executive Officer and Head of the Americas for Mizuho, stated, "A strong corporate finance and investment banking franchise is vital to everything we do, and I am confident that with Andrew's vision, leadership and strong record of high-quality strategy execution, CFD remains ideally positioned for ongoing future success."

Mr. Dewing commented, "Our objective is to be a trusted, consistent and long-term financial partner. We continue to invest in our corporate and investment banking platform so that we can bring breadth and depth of product offering to our clients. I look forward to working with my new team as we build an integrated platform for Mizuho in the US."

About Mizuho Corporate Bank
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., together with affiliates including Mizuho Securities, to develop customized solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, investment banking, transaction banking and risk management. With offices in 32 countries, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. offers clients both localized service and the extensive reach of a global business network. Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately $1.9 trillion as of March 31, 2013.

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