NOMURA News Release

Nomura Announces Sale of Stake in Tsubaki Nakashima

Tokyo, March 1, 2011 – Nomura Principal Finance Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Carlyle Group to sell its 96.56 percent stake in Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd. The transaction has been valued based on Tsubaki Nakashima's current enterprise value of approximately 66 billion yen.

Established in 1936, Tsubaki Nakashima manufactures and sells precision balls and precision processing balls for bearings, sending screws, linear guideways, positioning tables, ventilators, and general industry machinery. With production bases in Japan, the US, Poland, China, Taiwan, and India, the company had capital of 15.8 billion yen and employed 1,545 people as of the end of December 2010.


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