NOMURA News Release

Nomura announces strategic alliance with Centre of Global Energy Studies

London, May 29, 2012 – Nomura today announces a strategic alliance between its Global Oil and Gas team and Centre of Global Energy Studies (CGES), a UK-headquartered think tank.

Nomura will be working alongside CGES to stage various events for institutional clients, including roadshows, conferences and industry seminars. The Centre's commodity outlook will serve as a key reference point in the Nomura research team's decision making process on oil and gas price forecasts. Both teams will also collaborate on macro and thematic companyrelated research.

Founder and Chairman, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, said: "We are pleased to be working with Nomura to bring together fundamental company research and our commodity and geo-political analysis. We look forward to a fruitful relationship between the CGES and Nomura".

Leading the oil and gas market analysis for CGES are Dr Leo Drollas (Director and Chief Economist), Julian Lee (Senior Energy Analyst) and Dr Manouchehr Takin (Senior Petroleum Upstream Analyst).

Members of Nomura's Oil and Gas team Theepan Jothilingam (Managing Director) and Christyan Malek (Executive Director) said: "Nomura is delighted to be the first financial institution to partner with CGES. We believe the alliance will be mutually beneficial and we are very much looking forward to working with the CGES team."

CGES specialises in oil market analysis and the economics and politics of energy. Founded in 1990, the Centre has become well known for its well-researched, in-depth studies and reports on oil and gas issues. Its expertise lies in oil demand, supply and price movements and forecasts, oil price hedging, OPEC policy, geopolitics of the Middle East, countries of the Former Soviet Union, Africa and other oil and gas producing regions.

Its board members include Dr Fadhil Chalabi (Acting Secretary General of OPEC 1983-1988), Luis Giusti (Chairman and CEO of PDVSA 1994-1999) and Abd El Aziz Hegazi (Prime Minister of Egypt 1974-1975).

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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 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 (fixed income, equities, and investment banking). For further information about Nomura, please visit www.nomura.com

The Centre for Global Energy Studies

The Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES) was founded in 1990 by His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani (Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia 1962-86). The CGES specialises in oil market analysis and forecasting, and the economics and politics of energy. The Centre's expertise in oil demand, supply, price movements and forecasts is well established and highly regarded on the global energy scene. The CGES offers clients advice and consultancy on the oil futures market, hedging, OPEC policy, the geopolitics of oil and gas and other related issues. The CGES is well known for its well-researched, in-depth studies and reports on oil and gas issues. For more information at the CGES, please visit www.cges.co.uk

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