NOMURA News Release

Nomura Announces Secondary Distribution of US Dollar Notes due March 2015 and Australian Dollar Notes due March 2014

Tokyo, March 10, 2011 – Nomura Holdings, Inc. today announced that Nomura Europe Finance N.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, has finalized the terms of secondary distribution of US dollar notes due March 2015 and Australian dollar notes due March 2014 guaranteed by Nomura Holdings.

Outline of US dollar notes

1. Amount of Issue USD 368,000,000
2. Offering Price 100.00% of face value
3. Subscription Amount USD 1,000
4. Interest Rate 3.07% annually
5. Interest Payment Dates March 19 and September 19 each year
6. Maturity Date March 19, 2015
7. Subscription Period From March 11, 2011, to March 22, 2011
8. Settlement Date in Japan March 23, 2011
9. Ratings A+ (Rating and Investment Information, Inc.)
AA- (Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.)

Outline of Australian dollar notes

1. Amount of Issue AUD 731,000,000
2. Offering Price 100.00% of face value
3. Subscription Amount AUD 1,000
4. Interest Rate 6.19% annually
5. Interest Payment Dates March 20 and September 20 each year
6. Maturity Date March 20, 2014
7. Subscription Period From March 11, 2011, to March 22, 2011
8. Settlement Date in Japan March 23, 2011
9. Ratings A+ (Rating and Investment Information, Inc.)
AA- (Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.)

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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.

The purpose of this press release is to make a general public announcement concerning the secondary distribution of US dollar notes due March 2015 and Australian dollar notes due March 2014 by Nomura Europe Finance N.V. guaranteed by Nomura Holdings, Inc. It has not been prepared for the purpose of an offer of, or solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, securities of Nomura Holdings, Inc. The above-referenced securities will not be or have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements thereunder.

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