NOMURA News Release

Nomura Names Steven Downey as Head of Equities Trading and Co-Head of Equity Derivatives, EMEA

London, December 5, 2011 – Nomura, the global investment bank, announces today that it has hired Steven Downey as Head of Equities Trading, EMEA, and Co-Head of Derivatives, EMEA. Downey is charged with leading Nomura's equities trading platform and enhancing the firm's ability to deliver world-class risk management capabilities to clients.

Based in London, he reports to Sam Ruiz, Head of Equities, EMEA, and Christian Dalban, Global Head of Equities Trading. Downey also joins the European Equities Executive Management Committee.

Downey will manage a team to generate unique alpha perspectives for Nomura's clients. Working alongside Makram Fares, Co-Head of Equity Sales, and Co-Head of Equity Derivatives, EMEA, he will focus on broadening the firm's structured distribution and maximising Nomura's derivatives solutions business globally.

Sam Ruiz, Head of Equities, EMEA, said: "Steven has an excellent track record in leadership and client commitment, and is well-respected in the market for delivering outstanding service. He is a significant addition to the team, and I am confident that he will bring his extensive experience to bear in taking our equities platform to the next level."

Downey joins from UBS, where he was most recently Head of Equity Derivatives Trading, EMEA. He graduated from Queens University Belfast with a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance from Cass Business School.


For further information please contact:

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Redzi Mangwana Nomura +44 207 102 1524


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