NOMURA News Release

Nomura announces new fundraising partnership with Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

London, 19 May 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today announced its new two year UK charity partnership with Rainbow Trust. The campaign aims to raise £300,000 through employee fundraising activities and events. Rainbow Trust was selected through an employee vote in April this year.

Rainbow Trust supports families which have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the charity relies mostly on voluntary donations to help over 1,000 families each year throughout England. With Nomura's help the charity will open a brand new central London care team offering help to more than 200 additional families.

Heather Wood, Chief Executive of Rainbow Trust said, "This is fantastic news for Rainbow Trust, and currently makes Nomura our biggest corporate supporter. I would like to say a big thank you to Nomura for choosing Rainbow Trust; this is a wonderful boost for the charity, expanding our reach by 20 per cent".

Over the next two years employees from Nomura's London offices will design and implement fundraising activities to raise funds for Rainbow Trust. This includes having a dedicated project manager working to integrate the partnership across the business from Nomura's EMEA headquarters, One Angel Lane.

John Phizackerley, Nomura CEO EMEA, said, "This two year partnership enables us to take a focused approach to our fundraising activities. Nomura is passionate about our commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate and we look forward to actively supporting Rainbow Trust".

Nomura's award winning community affairs programme supports disadvantaged young people across the region. In April this year Nomura's two year relationship with Teenage Cancer Trust came to an end with Nomura employees raising over £1m far exceeding the initial fundraising target of £100,000.

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For further information please contact:

Name Company Telephone
Angharad White Nomura International plc +44 (0) 207102 7519

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Nomura

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 approximately 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). For further information about Nomura, please visit www.nomura.com.

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1. Nomura's corporate responsibility activities are focused on aligning our core business goals with the impacts on our people, the environment and the communities where we operate. To support our local communities, we fund initiatives for disadvantaged young people through programmes which raise aspirations and enhance educational attainment. Grants from The Nomura Charitable Trust have helped over 12,000 disadvantaged young people to date, supported by 40 per cent of staff who volunteer in local community projects. Our engagement in the local community not only has a meaningful impact on the community around us, it's a core value of our culture.

2. Rainbow Trust Children's Charity celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2011. The children's charity provides expert social palliative care to families when their child has a life threatening or terminal illness. Offering emotional and practical support, assistance is available for families 24 hours a day. Individually tailored high quality care is offered from diagnosis through to treatment and, should a family become bereaved, the charity will continue to support them for as long as they are needed, helping family members cope with the present and prepare them for the future.

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