NOMURA News Release

Nomura Issues 28th Series of Unsecured Straight Bonds

Tokyo, April 12, 2011 – Nomura Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has determined the terms of its 28th series of unsecured straight bonds in the total principal amount of 45.4 billion yen to be issued to retail investors in Japan. Terms of the issues are as outlined below.

28th Series of Nomura Holdings, Inc. Straight Bonds

1. Amount of Issue 45.4 billion yen
2. Denomination of each Bond 1 million yen
3. Issue Price 100 yen per face value of 100 yen
4. Interest Rate 0.88% per annum
5. Offering Period From April 12, 2011 to April 21, 2011
6. Payment Date April 22, 2011
7. Interest Payment Dates April 22 and October 22 each year
8. Maturity Date April 22, 2015
9. Redemption Price 100% of the principal amount
10. Security or Guarantee The Bonds are not secured by any pledge, mortgage or other charge on any assets or revenues of the Company or of others, nor are they guaranteed. There are no assets reserved as security for the Bonds.
11. Place for Application Head office and branch offices of Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
12. Book-entry Transfer Institution Japan Securities Depository Center, Inc.
13. Bond Administrator Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Resona Bank, Ltd.
14. Rating The Bonds have been given a rating of "A+" from Rating and Investment Information, Inc. and "AA-" from Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.


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The purpose of this press release is to make a general public announcement concerning the public offering for the 28thseries of unsecured straight bonds outside the United States. 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.