NOMURA News Release

Nomura Appoints Sandor Hau as Head of High Yield and Distressed Credit, Americas

New York, January 27, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today announced the appointment of Sandor Hau as Managing Director and Head of High Yield and Distressed Credit, Americas, effective February 14, 2011. Sandor will be based in New York and will report locally to Jeff Michaels and Charlie Spero, Co-Heads of Fixed Income, Americas, and functionally to Georges Assi, Head of Global Credit Products.

"During our first year of credit operations, we have made significant strides establishing research and developing our franchise. We continue to build our team and recently realigned our credit area by creating distinct High Yield and High Grade businesses in the Americas. Sandor will be a valuable asset in this next phase of our endeavor," said Jeff Michaels and Charlie Spero.

"We are confident Sandor's extensive experience, entrepreneurial approach, and strong track record will be an asset to our platform. Sandor will partner with the rest of our talented Global Credit Products team," said Georges Assi.

Sandor will be joining Nomura from Goldman Sachs, where he worked for twelve years and most recently was a Managing Director and ran the firm's credit investing and capital arbitrage group within Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies. Sandor holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


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