NOMURA News Release

Statement on Recommendation Issued by Japan's Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission

Tokyo, March 21, 2012 – Japan's Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission today issued a recommendation that the Prime Minister and the Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency impose an administrative monetary penalty against Chuo Mitsui Asset Trust and Banking Company, Limited, on charges of insider trading committed prior to the public announcement of Inpex Corporation's equity offering in July 2010 in breach of Japan's Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

The Commission determined that Chuo Mitsui Asset Trust and Banking Company, Limited obtained non-public information from an individual who is an employee of one of the underwriters of the transaction. Nomura expresses its regret, and will continue to cooperate fully in the investigation.



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