NOMURA News Release

Nomura Makes Senior Appointments in Americas Investment Banking

New York, March 29, 2012 – Nomura, the global investment bank, continues to strengthen its investment banking franchise in the Americas with the appointment of Lee Olive as a Managing Director in Acquisition Leverage Finance and David Iwan as a Managing Director in the Industrials group.

"The Americas represents the most compelling growth market for Nomura and these appointments reflect the firm's commitment to strengthening its investment banking platform," said James DeNaut, Head of Investment Banking, Americas. "Our strategy is straightforward: to focus our unique expertise where it can add the most value for our clients. This approach, coupled with the thoughtful development of our business, will drive our continued momentum in the region and is pivotal to the overall success of the firm."

Lee Olive joins Nomura from Citadel Securities and he will be responsible for all leverage finance syndicate activities in the Americas. He has 15 years of leverage finance experience, including senior positions in high yield capital markets and syndicate, leverage credit sales and trading, and high yield research. Prior to Citadel, Olive worked at Citigroup for over 10 years covering a variety of roles in the high yield sector. He will be based in New York, reporting to Carl Mayer, Head of Leveraged Finance in the Americas.

David Iwan joins Nomura from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and will be responsible for covering diversified industrial companies. He started his career at Merrill Lynch in 1999, and has completed a broad range of high-profile M&A and financing transactions in the industrial sector. He will be based in New York, reporting to Jonathan Rouner, Head of the Industrials Group and Head of M&A in the Americas.

Nomura's investment banking franchise in the Americas is building on its proven track record as a provider of strategic financing solutions to individual, institutional, corporate and government clients. It is committed to increasing depth in its existing businesses while selectively broadening its franchise into new 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