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March 11, 2019

Company Name : Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Representative : Tatsufumi Sakai, President & Group CEO
Address : 1–5–5 Otemachi, Chiyoda–ku, Tokyo
Security Code : 8411 (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section)

Announcement of Changes in Representative Executive Officer

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (MHFG) hereby announces the following changes in MHFG's Representative Executive Officer.

1. Changes in Representative Executive Officer

  • (1)Reason for Changes
    Changes in Representative Executive Officer due to changes in Directors and Executive Officers.
  • (2)Changes in Representative Executive Officer

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(Effective as of April 1, 2019)
Name New Position Current Position
Toshitsugu Okabe Deputy Chairman and Executive Officer*1
In charge of Specially Assigned Matters
Deputy President and Executive Officer*2
(Representative Executive Officer)
Head of Retail and Business Banking Company
Junichi Kato Senior Managing Executive Officer*2
(Representative Executive Officer)
Head of Global Markets Company
Senior Managing Executive Officer*2
Head of Global Markets Company

(Note)

  • *1: Executive Officers as Defined in Our Internal Regulations
  • *2: Executive Officers as Defined in the Companies Act

As a result of the changes, the Representative Executive Officers will be two persons; Mr. Tatsufumi Sakai, President & Group CEO and Mr. Junichi Kato.

2. Brief Personal Record of New Representative Executive Officer

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Name Junichi Kato
Date of Birth July 30, 1957
Education Mar. 1980 Graduated from Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo
Business Experience Joined our group in Apr. 1980
Apr. 2008 Executive Officer of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
President & CEO of Mizuho Bank (Switzerland) Ltd.
Apr. 2009 Managing Executive Officer of Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2012 Managing Executive Officer, Joint Head of Markets Unit of Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Managing Executive Officer, Joint Head of Markets Unit of Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2014 Managing Executive Officer, Head of Markets Unit of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Managing Executive Officer, Head of Markets Unit of Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Apr. 2016 Senior Managing Executive Officer, Head of Global Markets Company of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (current)

Number of shares of our common stock owned (as of September 30, 2018): 639,980