NOMURA News Release

Nomura Boosts Natural Resources and Power Team with Senior Appointments

London, June 6, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, has today announced the appointments of Richard Noble as Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Utilities and Infrastructure for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Christopher Carlisle as Executive Director and Head of Chemicals, EMEA .

"Nomura is a leading advisor in Natural Resources. These important appointments reflect our ongoing investment and continued client commitment to our Global Natural Resources and Power franchise," said Jean-Philippe Favre and Jan Laubjerg, Co-Heads of Natural Resources and Power, EMEA.

Richard joins Nomura from KPMG Corporate Finance, where he was a partner heading the development of its Energy and Natural Resources platform since 2008. Richard has been covering the sector for over 20 years. Richard worked at Lehman Brothers and prior to that, with Rothschild and Royal Bank of Canada.

Christopher joins Nomura from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he has spent the last six years. Prior to that, Christopher worked at Deutsche Bank and DKRW Energy covering the Chemicals sector. He has a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University.

Nomura is building on its proven track record in Natural Resources, across Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Chemicals and Power & Utilities. Under the leadership of EMEA Co-Heads, Jean-Philippe Favre and Jan Laubjerg, Nomura has had a leading role on recent transactions in the natural resources and power sector in EMEA, including the £30bn combination of International Power and GDF Suez.


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Felicity Albert Nomura +44 207 102 1756
Patrick Meyer Nomura +44 207 102 7252

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