NOMURA News Release

Nomura Drives Strategic Growth in Americas Investment Banking

New York, October 4, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, continues the strategic expansion of its Americas Investment Banking business and today announces the appointment of five Managing Directors across industry and product groups.

"Nomura's Investment Banking operation in the Americas has established itself as a key element of the firm's global investment banking franchise and distinguishes itself by the outstanding talent working across its businesses," said James DeNaut, Head of Investment Banking, Americas. "The start-up phase of our build-out in the Americas is complete, but our strategic expansion is ongoing."

Stephen Cunningham joins Nomura as Head of Latin America Investment Banking, reporting to James DeNaut. Cunningham was most recently Head of Corporate Finance and M&A for Latin America at Deutsche Bank and has more than 20 years of M&A and capital raising experience in Latin America. His strategic insights and network of relationships will enhance Nomura's ability to anticipate market opportunities and create value for clients.

Carl Mayer joins as Head of Leveraged Finance in the Americas, reporting to James DeNaut. Mayer holds in excess of 20 years experience and his latest role was as Head of Leveraged Finance at Citadel. Prior to Citadel, Mayer was at Merrill Lynch, where he worked for five years, most notably as Head of High Yield and Leveraged Loan Capital Markets. Mayer will focus on originating and marketing leveraged finance transactions in the Americas.

Thomas Fiato joins as COO for Corporate Finance and will report to James DeNaut. Fiato previously worked at Deutsche Bank for six years and held a similar role there. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was at Goldman Sachs for 15 years also in an Industry Coverage management role.

Nicholas Forsa joins Nomura's Consumer Retail / M&A group and will report to Greg Fatzinger, Head of the Consumer Banking Group. Prior to joining Nomura, Forsa was most recently a senior banker in Deutsche Bank's M&A and Corporate Advisory Group. Forsa will focus on covering and advising clients in the retail sectors.

Douglas MacKenzie has joined the Americas senior management team as COO for the Global Finance JV in the Americas, reporting to Philippe Dufournier and James DeNaut. MacKenzie has more than 20 years of industry experience and previously worked at Goldman Sachs, Wasserstein Perella and Morgan Stanley where he was most recently Head of the Global Energy Group.

In addition, Nomura has also hired a number of Executive Directors to implement the strategy which is driving Nomura's enhanced investment banking capabilities.

Jamie Brodsky recently joined Nomura and is a key appointment to the High Yield and Leveraged Finance team, reporting to Carl Mayer. Brodsky joins from UBS, where he worked for 11 years, most recently as an Executive Director in the Leveraged Finance Group.

Shirley Elliott joins Nomura Natural Resources Group in Houston Texas, reporting to Jason Martinez. Prior to Nomura, Elliott worked at Deutsche Bank for four years and was most recently a Director in Debt Capital Markets.


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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, asset management, and wholesale (global markets and investment banking). Nomura's subsidiaries in the US include Nomura Securities International, Inc. (a member of SIPC) and Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management Inc. For Further information about Nomura, please visit