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To whom it may concern:

Company Name: Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Representative: Yasuhiro Sato President & CEO
Head Office: 1–5–5 Otemachi Chiyoda–ku, Tokyo
Code Number: 8411 (TSE 1st Sec.)

Announcement Regarding Redemption of "Non–dilutive" Preferred Securities

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (the "Company") hereby announces that the Company has decided to redeem in full preferred securities issued by its group's overseas special purpose subsidiaries as set forth below.

1. Summary overview of Preferred Securities to be redeemed

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Issuer Mizuho Capital Investment (JPY) 4 Limited Mizuho Capital Investment (JPY) 5 Limited Mizuho Capital Investment (JPY) 5 Limited
Type of securities Japanese Yen denominated Non–cumulative Perpetual Preferred Securities Japanese Yen denominated Series B Non–cumulative Perpetual Preferred Securities Japanese Yen denominated Series C Non–cumulative Perpetual Preferred Securities
Mandatory redemption date None None None
Optional redemption Optionally redeemable on each dividend payment date falling in or after June 2015 Optionally redeemable on each dividend payment date falling in or after June 2015 Optionally redeemable on each dividend payment date falling in or after June 2015
Dividends Fixed dividend rate for the first 6 years and 6 months, and floating dividend rate on and after the dividend payment date falling in June 2015 Fixed dividend rate for the first 5 years and 10 months, and floating dividend rate on and after the dividend payment date falling in June 2015 Fixed dividend rate for the first 5 years and 9 months, and floating dividend rate on and after the dividend payment date falling in June 2015
Total amount issued 355 billion Japanese Yen 72.5 billion Japanese Yen 25 billion Japanese Yen
Issue date December 29, 2008 August 31, 2009 September 29, 2009
Aggregate redemption amount 355 billion Japanese Yen 72.5 billion Japanese Yen 25 billion Japanese Yen

2. Scheduled redemption date
June 30, 2015 (Tue)

This document is prepared in order to announce specific facts relating to the redemption of "non–dilutive" preferred securities and does not constitute an offer for sale or solicitation for investment or other similar activity in or outside of Japan.

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