NOMURA News Release

Nomura granted Primary Dealer status in the Netherlands

London, December 20, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, announces today its appointment by The Dutch State Treasury Agency as a Primary Dealer in The Netherlands for 2012.

As a Primary Dealer, Nomura has the approval to trade, promote and distribute Dutch State Loans (DSL), an important AAA rated investment for our clients, which include both longer-dated securities and Treasury Bills. Primary Dealers have the exclusive right to participate in DSL auctions, and are required to provide continuous bid and offer pricing for DSL products.

Gaining Primary Dealer status in The Netherlands represents an important step in building Nomura's global fixed income business, and means the bank is now a Primary Dealer in 10 eurozone countries.

"We are very proud to be appointed as a Primary Dealer for Dutch Government bonds," said Steve Ashley, Global Head of Macro Products, and Kieran Higgins, EMEA Co-Head of Fixed Income at Nomura. "As the only Japanese Investment Bank on the list, and with our global expertise, we are very excited about adding an extra dimension to The Dutch State's distribution into the Asian markets.

"Since 2009, Nomura has embarked on a long-term strategy to build a global rates platform, and this development further demonstrates our commitment to deliver. In the eurozone specifically, we have an experienced team of seasoned, dedicated market professionals across trading, sales and research, who engage widely with both issuers and institutional clients," said Ashley and Higgins.

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For further information please contact:

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Rob Davies Nomura +44 207 102 3790

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

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