NOMURA News Release

Nomura shows strength in FX research with #1 ranking for Americas

New York, September 29, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, continues to demonstrate its strength in FX following its #1 ranking for Foreign Exchange / Currency research in Institutional Investor's All-America Fixed Income Research survey for 2011.

Jens Nordvig, Head of Fixed Income Research for the Americas and Global Head of G10 FX Strategy, leads the team from New York and drives the expansion of Nomura's Americas Fixed Income research franchise. He coordinates the development of Nomura's market-leading content, which secured the #1 ranking, during the firm's first year of active participation in the FX segment of Institutional Investor's poll for the Americas.

"Our fundamental aim is to cut through the day-to-day noise and focus on macro themes which really drive markets in the medium-term," said Jens Nordvig. "We have demonstrated that Nomura's FX research is second-to-none and we are delighted that our expertise has gained the recognition it deserves."

Institutional Investor's ranking further validates Nomura's position as a growing power in global FX markets. Nomura was named as the broker with the most improved market share in Euromoney's Global FX Survey for 2011, where it placed #14 overall – up from #57 in 2009.

"We have built a solid platform from which to capitalize on the firm's natural strengths and our primary goal is to be a core provider to our clients," said David Steck, Global Head of FX Sales. "We consistently strive to be a value additive partner with our growing client base, providing superior market insight so as to earn directed transitional business in the ever competitive FX market."

Nomura's global FX research team is comprised of industry experts following both G10 and Emerging Market currencies, covering all major regions including Asia, Europe, Japan, Latin America and North America. As the leading Asia-based investment bank with a truly integrated global platform, Nomura is uniquely placed to observe and analyze global capital flows and is consistently recognized by clients for its market insights, strategic advice and efficient execution.

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Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients through an international network in over 30 countries. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs over 27,000 staff worldwide. Nomura's unique understanding of Asia enables the company to make a difference for clients through three business divisions: retail, asset management, and wholesale (global markets and investment banking). Nomura's subsidiaries in the US include Nomura Securities International, Inc. (a member of SIPC) and Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. For Further information about Nomura, please visit www.nomura.com

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