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Corporate History

1999 to 2002

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Dec 1999 DKB, Fuji, and IBJ signed a formal agreement on the comprehensive consolidation of the three banks.

Dec 22, 1999 (PDF/66KB)

May 24, 2000 (PDF/64KB)

Sep 2000 Establishment of Mizuho Holdings, Inc. (MHHD) Sep 29, 2000 (HTML)
Oct 2000 Establishment of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (MHSC)  
Establishment of Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. (MHTB)  
Mar 2001 MHHD was admitted to the Official List by the UK Listing Authority and to trade on the London Stock Exchange. Mar 30, 2001 (PDF/10KB)
Oct 2001 Announcement of the new brand logo and brand statement. Oct 11, 2001 (HTML)
Apr 2002 Through the corporate splits, the operations of DKB, Fuji, and IBJ were consolidated and reorganized into Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK) and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (MHCB) Jan 17, 2002 (PDF/37KB)
MHSC and MHTB became direct subsidiaries of MHHD.  
Nov 2002 Announcement of "Change & Speed–Up Program" Nov 25, 2002 (PDF/121KB)

2003

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Jan 2003 Establishment of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (MHFG) Jan 14, 2003 (PDF/109KB)
Mar 2003 MHHD delisted its common stock from Tokyo Stock Exchange, Osaka Securities Exchange, and London Stock Exchange. Feb 28, 2003 (HTML)
Implementation of the group's "Business Reorganization" Dec 4, 2002 (PDF/132KB)
  • MHFG listed its common stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange.
Jan 14, 2003 (PDF/54KB)
  • MHHD was reformed as an intermediate holding company to manage the banking and securities business sector.
 
  • Mizuho Investors Securities Co., Ltd. (MHIS) became a subsidiary of MHBK.
Feb 5, 2003 (PDF/40KB)
  • MHSC became a subsidiary of MHCB.
 
 
  • MHHD, MHTB and strategic subsidiaries such as the group's credit card company, asset management company, and IT–related companies that are the backbone of the entire group's management infrastructure, were made direct subsidiaries or affiliates of MHFG.
 
May 2003 Establishment of Mizuho Project, Mizuho Corporate, Mizuho Global, and Mizuho Asset as the group's financial subsidiaries for corporate revitalization May 29, 2003 (PDF/196KB)

2004

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Mar 2004 MHSC completed business transfer from Norinchukin Securities Co., Ltd.  
MHHD and MHTB exercised their early redemption rights and redeemed the subordinated bonds of JPY 575 billion. Mar 23, 2004 (HTML)
Jul 2004 MHBK agreed to form a business alliance with the Orient Corporation (Orico).  
Sep 2004 MHHD and MHTB exercised their early redemption rights and redeemed the subordinated bonds of JPY 225 billion. Sep 24, 2004 (HTML)
MHSC conducted third–party allocation of shares to The Norinchukin Bank. Sep 14, 2004 (HTML)
Oct 2004 DKB Information Systems, Fuji Research Institute Corporation and IBJ Systems were merged to create Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. (MHIR).  
Dec 2004 MHFG, MHBK, UC Card and Credit Saison signed the "Comprehensive Strategic Business Alliance Agreement" in the credit card business. Dec 24, 2004 (HTML)

2005

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Mar 2005 MHHD redeemed the subordinated bonds of JPY 100 billion. As the result of this redemption, all the subordinated bonds of public funds issued by our group companies were fully redeemed. Mar 10, 2005 (HTML)
Apr 2005 MHFG announced the new business strategy "Channel to Discovery" Plan. Apr 26, 2005 (PDF/275KB)
Aug 2005 MHFG repurchased and cancelled public funds of preferred shares amounting to JPY 616.4 billion on an issued–price basis. Aug 23, 2005 (HTML)
Sep 2005 MHFG obtained certification of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS and BS7799) for all divisions of the company. Sep 26, 2005 (HTML)
Oct 2005 Four financial subsidiaries specializing in corporate revitalization (Mizuho Project, Mizuho Corporate, Mizuho Global, and Mizuho Asset) terminated operations, and MHCB, MHBK and MHTB merged their own subsidiaries.  
Establishment of Mizuho Private Wealth Management (MHPW), a subsidiary that offers full–fledged private banking services  
MHFG repurchased and cancelled public funds of preferred shares amounting to JPY 250.0 billion on an issued–price basis. Oct 5, 2005 (HTML)
Nov 2005 MHFG conducted an offering of 763,000 shares of common stock (JPY 531.6 billion) of MHFG, held by its subsidiary Mizuho Financial Strategy Co., Ltd. (MHFS).  

2006

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Apr 2006

Mizuho started to establish lectures and courses at universities starting at Hitotsubashi University.

 

Mizuho initiated joint research with Tokyo Gakugei University.

 
Jul 2006 MHFG completed the repayment of all public funds, the original amount of which was JPY 2,949.0 billion. Jul 4, 2006 (HTML)
Establishment of Mizuho Investment Management (UK) Ltd. ("MIMUK"),wholly owned European asset management subsidiary of MHCB  
Sep 2006 MHCB, MHSC, Shinhan Bank and Good Morning Shinhan Securities Co., Ltd. concluded a "Business Cooperation Agreement".  
Nov 2006 MHFG listed its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Nov 1, 2006 (PDF/23KB)
Dec 2006 MHCB became a Financial Holding Company (FHC) under the U.S. Bank Holding Company Act. Dec 19, 2006 (PDF/21KB)

2007

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Apr 2007 MHCB and MHSC jointly established an asset management company called Mizuho Alternative Investments in the U.S.  
May 2007 MHFG repurchased and cancelled all the common shares held by Mizuho Financial Strategy Co., Ltd. May 22, 2007 (PDF/28KB)
Jun 2007 MHCB established Mizuho Corporate Bank (China) and placed its five existing China branches (Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Dalian and Wuxi) under the new subsidiary.  
Jul 2007 Dai–Ichi Kangyo Asset Management Co., Ltd. (DKA) and Fuji Investment Management Co., Ltd. (FIMCO) merged and became Mizuho Asset Management Co., Ltd. (MHAM). Mar 15, 2007 (PDF/77KB)
Oct 2007 MHCB and Mizuho Corporate Bank (China) concluded a Memorandum of Understanding for business collaboration with China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited.  

2008

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Jan 2008 DLIBJ Asset Management Co., Ltd. changed the company name to DIAM Co., Ltd.  
MHCB acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Michinoku Bank (Moscow) from Michinoku Bank, and in Apr 2008, renamed it "ZAO Mizuho Corporate Bank (Moscow)."  
Aug 2008 MHCB, MHSC, The Bridgeford Group, Inc. and Evercore Partners Inc., an M&A investment banking boutique in the United States concluded an alliance agreement. In addition, MHCB and Evercore agreed to an investment by MHCB in Evercore.  
Dec 2008 MHBK, MHCB, and MHTB each commenced the operation of its "Anti Money Laundering (AML) Monitoring System." Dec 29, 2008 (PDF/12KB)

2009

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Jan 2009 MHFG allotted shares or fractions of a share without consideration, and the number of shares increased 1,000 times. In parallel, by adoption of the unit share system, 1 unit consisted of 100 shares. May 15, 2008 (PDF/153KB)
May 2009 Shinko Securities Co., Ltd. and MHSC merged to form Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (MHSC) Mar 4, 2009 (PDF/283KB)
Jul 2009 MHFG issued common stock (the number of shares issued: 3.0 billion shares, total amount paid: JPY 529.2 billion). Jul 15, 2009 (PDF/30KB)

2010

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
May 2010 MHFG announced the implementation of Mizuho's Transformation Program as the Medium–term Management Policy. May 14, 2010 (PDF/37KB)
Jul 2010 MHFG issued up to 6.0 billion shares of its common stock (with a corresponding total paid in value of JPY 751.6 billion). Jul 13, 2010 (PDF/27KB)
Sep 2010 MHFG made Orient Corporation an equity method affiliate of MHFG. Sep 22, 2010 (PDF/43KB)
Oct 2010 Mizuho Global Alternative Investments which aims to select and provide alternative investment products began operations.  

2011

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Mar 2011 MHCB acquired Eurekahedge, a company providing hedge fund research and data services.  
Mizuho acquired a portion of the shares of common stock of BlackRock, one of the largest asset management companies in the world in 2010. Mizuho and BlackRock signed the business alliance agreement. Nov 12, 2010 (PDF/42KB)
Sep 2011 MHFG turned MHTB, MHSC, and MHIS into wholly–owned subsidiaries.

Apr 28, 2011 (PDF/115KB)

Apr 28, 2011 (PDF/127KB)

Apr 28, 2011 (PDF/123KB)

MHBK, MHCB, and MHSC entered into a capital and business alliance with the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank).  
Dec 2011 MHBK made Mizuho Balimor Finance in Indonesia its consolidated subsidiary.  

2012

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Jun 2012 MHCB acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Banco WestLB do Brasil S.A.  

2013

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Jan 2013 MHSC and MHIS merged to establish a new Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (MHSC). May 15, 2012 (HTML)
Apr 2013 MHFG turned the new MHSC into a directly–held subsidiary of MHFG. Mar 29, 2013 (HTML)
Jul 2013 MHBK and MHCB merged to establish a new Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK).

Nov 14, 2011 (PDF/120KB)

Mar 30, 2012 (HTML)

Feb 26, 2013 (HTML)

Jun 21, 2013 (HTML)

Jul 1, 2013 (HTML)

2014

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Jun 2014 MHFG transformed into a Company with Committees. Apr 22, 2014 (HTML)

2015

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Apr 2015 Became Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games*
  • *Mizuho Financial Group is a Tokyo 2020 Gold Banking Partner
 
Jun 2015 Filing of Corporate Governance Report with Tokyo Stock Exchange, describing our actions in response to all of the principles of the Corporate Governance Code Jun 1, 2015 (HTML)
Jul 2015 Established the "Incubation PT" as an independent team under the holding company (MHFG) with the objective of strengthening group–wide initiatives to create new businesses using cutting–edge technologies  
Aug 2015 Began to provide bank agency services at all domestic branches in Japan and some of the head office business divisions of MHSC  
Sep 2015 Signed a memorandum of understanding on integration of asset management companies Sep 30, 2015 (HTML)
Sep 2015 Entered into a capital and business alliance with Matthews Asia to strengthen asset management business Sep 30, 2015 (HTML)
Oct 2015 Announced acquiring shares of Simplex Real Estate Management and Simplex REIT Partners to enhance its asset management business Oct 28, 2015 (HTML)

2016

Date Matter Date of relevant news release
Feb 2016 Published Policies regarding Mizuho's Fiduciary Duties Feb 12, 2016 (HTML)
Mar 2016 Designated as "Nadeshiko Brand" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") and the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mar 16, 2016 (HTML)
May 2016 Announced new medium–term business plan: Progressive Development of "One MIZUHO" —The Path to a Financial Services Consulting Group May 13, 2016 (HTML)
Jun 2016 Selected as "Competitive IT Strategy Company 2016" by METI and the Tokyo Stock Exchange Jun 9, 2016 (HTML)
Sep 2015 Launched Mizuho Americas, a US bank holding company Jun 15, 2016 (HTML)

(As of Jul 28, 2016)

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