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Nomura Wins Gold and Rainbow Awards in PRIDE Index 2022

November 10, 2022

Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Tokyo, November 10, 2022 - Nomura Holdings, Inc. (Nomura) today announced that six group companies, including Nomura, have received the highest gold award in the PRIDE Index 20221, an evaluation index in Japan for LGBTQ+ activities in the workplace.

Nomura won gold for the seventh consecutive year. In addition, Nomura Asset Management, Nomura Trust and Banking, Nomura Business Service, Nomura Babcock & Brown and Nomura Properties were awarded gold for the first time this year.

Nomura also received the Rainbow award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes gold award recipient companies that have implemented initiatives with collective impact.

In 2012, Nomura clearly defined its LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination policy in the Code of Ethics of Nomura Group (currently Nomura Group Code of Conduct2). In 2019, Nomura became the first firm in the financial services industry in Japan to sign the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business for tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people3.

Nomura raises awareness and deepens employees’ understanding of LGBTQ+ through its employee-driven Diversity and Inclusion Network which was established in 2010. Nomura strives to foster an inclusive work culture where employees feel free to be themselves through key initiatives including employee training workshops, a domestic partnership benefits program available to all employees, guidelines on transgender inclusion and consultation support for employees4.

Nomura promotes diversity and collaboration across divisions and regions to build on its longstanding values and deliver as a firm. Nomura is committed to helping resolve issues affecting society and achieving sustainable growth.

Nomura will continue working to build a culture that encourages employees to be themselves, and help create a society where all people can feel safe and have peace of mind.

1 The PRIDE Index evaluates companies based on the following five metrics: Policy (Action declaration), Representation (LGBT community), Inspiration (Raising awareness), Development (HR policy and programs), and Engagement/Empowerment (Contribution to society and external activities).

2 Nomura Group Code of Conduct 2022 (PDF 3,207KB)

3 See news release issued on April 24,2019 titled "Nomura Signs UN Standards of Conduct for Business for Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People":

4 Refer to the link for more information on Nomura’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives:

Nomura

Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries and regions. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Investment Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.

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