June 23, 2015
To whom it may concern
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Changes of Directors
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. hereby announces the following planned change of a director of Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
[Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK)]
(Effective as of July 1, 2015)
|Mr. Toshio Kinoshita||Director||–|
The appointment of Mr. Toshio Kinoshita as director is subject to approval at the general meeting of shareholders of MHBK to be held on July 1, 2015. Mr. Kinoshita qualifies as an "outside director" under the Companies Act.
|Date of Birth||Apr. 12, 1949|
|Business Experience||Jan. 1980||Joined Coopers and Lybrand, Japan (currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata)|
|June 1995||Managing partner of the Japanese Business Network of Coopers and Lybrand LLP (currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)|
|July 2005||Management Board Member for International Business of ChuoAoyama Audit Corporation|
|July 2007||Chief Executive of The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants|
|July 2013||Council Member (current)|
|Established Kinoshita CPA firm, Owner and Managing Partner (current)|