NOMURA News Release

Nomura appoints new Branch Manager of Taiwan

Taiwan, June 2, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today announced the appointment of Amy Tsao as Branch Manager of Nomura Taiwan. Amy is currently Head of Investment Banking, Taiwan and will also continue in this role.

Philip Lynch, Nomura CEO of Asia ex-Japan and Middle East, said, "Amy brings to this position extensive local market knowledge and industry experience and we are confident that she will build on our success as she leads our Taiwan franchise."

Nomura has been present in Taiwan since 1993 and has been involved in a number of notable transactions this year, including book running and structuring advisor to United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) USD$500m convertible bond offering, the largest in Taiwan in 2011 YTD. In April 2011, Nomura was also bookrunner for TPK Holdings' USD$400m convertible bond offering.

Amy succeeds Albert Weng as Taiwan Branch Manager, who will take up an advisor role with Nomura as Chairman of the Taiwan Advisory Board.

Amy is a Managing Director and joined Nomura from Lehman Brothers where she also worked in the investment banking business. She was appointed Nomura's Head of Investment Banking, Taiwan in April 2010. Prior to this, she worked at Citigroup in the corporate banking division and then the investment banking group. Amy started her career as an attorney in the banking and capital market sectors, and holds an LL.M from Boston University.

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For further information please contact:

Name Company Telephone
Vanessa Wall Nomura +852 2536 1022
Lillian Liu Nomura +86 10 5866 1720

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