NOMURA News Release

Nomura Hires Michael Nathanson as Head of US Media and Telecom Equity Research

New York, April 22, 2010 – Nomura Securities International, Inc. announced today that Michael Nathanson will join the firm as a managing director and as head of its US Media and Telecom equity research team.

Nathanson will start at Nomura in July from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He has been the #1 Institutional Investor ranked Entertainment analyst for the last four years, and was also the #3 ranked Publishing & Advertising Agencies analyst in 2009.

Michael Rietbrock, Head of US Equity Research, commented, "Michael is an outstanding addition to our team as we build a top-tier US equity research department and as we complete Nomura's already-formidable global research capabilities."

Nomura is ranked #1 in Japanese equity research by the Nikkei, and #2 in European equity research by Institutional Investor. In the US, Nomura already offers leading fixed income, economic and quantitative research, and is currently expanding its capital markets and investment banking businesses.

Ciaran O'Kelly, Head of Equities Americas, stated, "Michael is a transformational hire for Nomura as we launch US equity research. He enjoys a devoted following among institutional investors and signals the high caliber of talent we are attracting as we build sales, trading and research across all equities products."

Nathanson will cover both the Entertainment and Publishing & Advertising Agencies sectors, and plans to expand his coverage at Nomura to include the major media and advertising-driven Internet stocks.

Nathanson received a BA from Brandeis University and a master's degree from the Yale School of Management.


For further information please contact:

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Peter Truell Nomura Holding America Inc. (Americas) +1 212-667-9971


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