NOMURA News Release

Nomura Announces Sale of Stake in Eastern

Tokyo, August 4, 2011 – Nomura Principal Finance Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has transferred all the shares it owns in Eastern Co., Ltd. to Eastern. The sale is in accordance with a resolution of the shareholders' meeting of Eastern held on June 29, 2011, regarding its share repurchase plan.

Established in 1961, Eastern manufactures and sells semiconductor packaging substrates and electronic equipment such as power supply units. With production bases in Japan and China, the company had capital of 3,500 million yen and employed 1,217 people as of the end of March 2011.


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