NOMURA News Release

Nomura Bolsters Regional Presence with Key Equities Hires in San Francisco, Boston and Chicago

New York, June 9, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today announced the expansion of its Institutional Equity Sales team with five key hires in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and New York. The addition of David Miller, Ryan Thornton, Gina Markevitch, Mark Walsh and Chris Virelli broadens Nomura's equity research distribution capabilities and enhances the firm's ability to deliver its high quality research content to its institutional client base.

Ciaran O'Kelly, Senior Managing Director and Head of Americas Equities, said, "We are pleased to expand our regional distribution capabilities with the opening of the San Francisco, Boston and Chicago offices for US Research Sales. As we continue to grow our US footprint, we remain focused on broadening our client base and generating differentiated investment ideas and insights. These senior hires are highly respected professionals with deep client relationships, and I am confident that they will make an immediate contribution in serving our institutional clients."

David Miller joins as Managing Director and Head of West Coast Research Sales. David has over 15 years of sell-side experience, most recently at JP Morgan where he was the manager of the San Francisco office. Prior to that, David spent nine years at Banc of America Securities. He earned a BS in Economics from Brigham Young University.

Ryan Thornton joins as Executive Director and senior research sales person in Boston. Ryan brings more than 12 years of sell-side experience to Nomura. Ryan joins from Deutsche Bank where he helped to establish a US presence for Deutsche Bank in Boston. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ryan worked at Lehman Brothers and RBC Capital Markets. Ryan received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, and an MS in Investment Management from Boston University.

Gina Markevitch joins as Executive Director and senior research sales person. Gina joins from UBS and brings over 13 years of industry experience in institutional account management. Gina received a BBA from Hofstra University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Mark Walsh joins as Executive Director and senior research sales person based in Chicago. Mark brings over 14 years of sell-side experience to Nomura, and joins from Thomas Weisel Partners where he spearheaded account relationship management throughout the Midwest region. Mark received a BS degree from University of Florida, and an MBA from Columbia University.

Chris Virelli joins as Executive Director and senior research sales person. Chris joins from Soleil Securities, and brings nearly 11 years of sell-side experience in institutional sales and client relationship management. Prior to Soleil Securities, Chris spent three years at Deutsche Bank. Chris received a BA from Cornell University.

"The growth of Nomura's Equities business in the Americas is a top priority," said Benoit Savoret and Naoki Matsuba, Joint Heads of Global Equities. "We continue to hire the best talent in the market as we promote our top-quality research product, provide thought leadership and extend our global business."


For further information please contact:

Name Company Telephone
Peter Truell Nomura +1 212 667 9971
Jonathan Hodgkinson Nomura +1 212 667 1484


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