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November 16, 2005

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Donations for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief

In response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina that hit the southern states of the U.S.A. including Louisiana on August 29, 2005, Mizuho Financial Group's offices took part in a donation drive.

Along with the donations collected through the activity mentioned above, a contribution from the Mizuho Charity Fund (funded by employee contribution), and an additional donation by Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the U.S.A. and Canada, were also made making Mizuho's total donation amount to JPY 21,966,067 (USD 189,755.24). Donations were presented to the Japanese Red Cross Society in Japan, and to Habitat for Humanity International in the U.S.A. and Canada, a nonprofit organization providing housing to communities affected by the hurricane.

In addition, employees in the U.S.A. donated cell phones for senior citizens displaced by Katrina, and clothing was also donated for Katrina evacuees.

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