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May 31, 2017

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. as Competitive IT Strategy Company

Today, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ("METI") and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. ("TSE") selected Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. ("Mizuho", President & CEO: Yasuhiro Sato) as a Competitive IT Strategy Company 2017.

The Competitive IT Strategy Company 2017 is a program in which METI and TSE select and publicize enterprises that have promptly undertaken active efforts to create new values and strengthen competitiveness through IT–driven business model reforms.

Mizuho was recognized for its overall initiatives including the efforts toward financial technology innovation that adopts cutting–edge technologies (Big Data, AI, blockchain, robotics, open API etc.) and information disclosure on the strategic use of IT, and selected for the second consecutive year as one of the enterprises that are attractive to investors who prioritize improvement in corporate value from a medium–to–long term perspective the list.

Mizuho, cooperating with external institutions and utilizing new technology, will make further effort to create new businesses and provide customers with more convenient services.

Mizuho will continue to engage in group–wide initiatives toward financial innovation to become the most trusted Financial Services Consulting Group by customers.

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