NOMURA News Release

Nomura goes live with NXT Direct on London Stock Exchange Millennium IT platform providing ultra-fast direct connectivity

London, February 14, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, has today announced that it is live with NXT Direct on the London Stock Exchange. NXT Direct is state-of-the-art technology facilitating clients' direct connectivity to exchanges with an ultra-low latency of 2.8 microseconds.

The launch of NXT Direct on the London Stock Exchange coincides with the successful implementation of the Millennium IT order book at the Exchange. Nomura has previously been live on NXT Direct across global exchanges covering US, European and Asian markets.

Andrew Bowley, Head of Electronic Product, EMEA said "We are very pleased to bring this latest addition to Nomura's suite of electronic trading products. NXT Direct is truly the next generation of gateways, and enables Nomura to provide Direct Market Access services with negligible latency. In addition, NXT Direct provides extensive risk control checks, satisfying Nomura global risk standards."

Adam Toms, Co-Global Head of Electronic Sales added, "The launch today demonstrates Nomura's continued commitment to clients to offer advanced execution technology. Nomura's investment in such technology yields benefits to clients in all segments seeking high performance execution services".

NXT Direct complements an extensive range of electronic trading products and analytical tools and services Nomura offers. These include the ModelExTM algorithmic trading suite, the TradeSpexTM toolkit for portfolio and single stock analytics and NXTM, Nomura's non-displayed global crossing network. By combining its products with value-added execution advisory services, Nomura's clients enjoy a truly broad spectrum of offerings in the electronic trading space.

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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, wholesale (global markets, investment banking, and other wholesale), and asset management. For further information about Nomura, please visit www.nomura.com.

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