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To whom it may concern:

Company Name: Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Representative: Tatsufumi Sakai, 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 subsidiary as set forth below.

1. Summary overview of Preferred Securities to be redeemed

Issuer Mizuho Capital Investment (JPY) 2 Limited
Type of securities Japanese Yen denominated Non–cumulative Perpetual Preferred Securities
Mandatory redemption date None
Optional redemption Optionally redeemable on the dividend payment date falling in June 2018 and on each dividend payment date thereafter
Dividends Fixed dividend rate for the first 10 years and 5 months, and floating dividend rate on and after the dividend payment date falling in June 2018
Total amount issued 274.5 billion Japanese Yen
Issue date January 11, 2008
Aggregate redemption amount 274.5 billion Japanese Yen

2. Scheduled redemption date

June 30, 2018 (Sat) (Payment of redemption amount is scheduled on July 2, 2018 (Mon).)

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.