NOMURA News Release

Nomura Appoints Mark Leahy Head of Debt Origination and Fixed Income Syndicate, Asia ex-Japan

Hong Kong, April 21, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, today appointed Mark Leahy as Head of Debt Origination and Fixed Income Syndicate for Asia ex-Japan to spearhead the development of the bank's debt franchise in the region. In this newly-combined role, Mark will report jointly in the region to Jai Rajpal, Head of Fixed Income for Asia ex-Japan and Patrick Schmitz-Morkramer, Head of Investment Banking for Asia ex-Japan, and globally to Philippe Dufournier, Global Head of Global Finance.

"We are looking forward to Mark's contribution to our origination and syndication businesses," said Mr. Rajpal. "His expertise and experience in the region will be a great asset to the firm."

Mark's previous roles include five years at Deutsche Bank in Singapore where he built a market-leading primary debt syndication business to enhance the bank's global markets platform. Managing all debt products with direct coverage of key government and corporate clients across the region, Mark played a critical role in the firm's regional capital markets businesses.

In relation to the appointment, Mr. Schmitz-Morkramer said: "This appointment will bring the firm's investment banking and fixed income businesses even closer together to deliver the most effective and comprehensive product offering to clients. We are confident that Mark, in this dual role, will help accelerate our momentum and further expand our footprint."

Prior to his role at Deutsche Bank, Mark was Regional Head, Fixed Income syndicate for Asia ex-Japan at UBS from 2001 to 2004, and Europe Head of Sales at Enroncredit in London from 2000 to 2001.

Most recently, Mark co-founded and was Managing Director of Arrive Private Investments, a start-up brokerage business within the Arrive Wealth Management Group in Melbourne. In this capacity, he established the operational framework of the company in a bid to become the leading provider of alternative global assets to the Australian private banking industry.

"This is an exciting and challenging role. The strength of Nomura's management team and commitment to Asia is remarkable and I am looking forward to enhancing the delivery of the platform's capabilities to clients and investors globally and regionally," said Mr. Leahy. "It's great to be back."


For further information please contact:

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Anne Lui Nomura +852 2252 6451
Vanessa Wall Nomura +852 2536 1024


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