NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2013) - Mizuho Bank (Mizuho) today announced the appointment of Diane Ferguson as Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions coverage in its U.S. corporate and investment banking business. In her new role, Ms. Ferguson is charged with building out the bank's financial institutions group (FIG) practice. This will include expanding the FIG client base and utilizing the entire Mizuho global platform to serve clients as part of the "One Mizuho" strategy.

Ms. Ferguson joins Mizuho with twenty-five years of experience in the financial institutions sector, having built relationships with a broad range of clients, including commercial banks, specialty finance firms, insurance companies, securities firms and asset managers. Ms. Ferguson comes to Mizuho after spending the past eleven years with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to that, she held senior positions in financial institutions at both Citigroup and BNY Mellon.

Andrew Dewing, Executive Officer and Head of Mizuho's U.S. Corporate Finance Division, stated, "The financial institutions sector is an important focus as we grow Mizuho's U.S. corporate and investment banking platform. Adding a banker with Diane's high level of talent and expertise significantly enhances our FIG capabilities and we look forward to bringing great value to Mizuho's financial institutions client base."

About Mizuho Bank
Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals, public sector entities and small and medium-sized enterprises. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and 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 Bank offers clients both localized service and the extensive reach of a global business network. Mizuho Bank 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 $1.7 trillion as of June 30, 2013.

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