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April 1, 2019

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

Mizuho Commences Frankfurt–based Operations

Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Koichi Iida), a core subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (President & CEO: Tatsufumi Sakai) hereby announces the establishment and March 2019 commencement of operations for Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH (Mizuho Securities Europe), a Frankfurt–based subsidiary of UK–based Mizuho International plc.

With the launch of Mizuho Securities Europe, we at Mizuho ensure the smooth and seamless continuation of securities and other services for clients across Europe and around the world regardless of the status of Brexit negotiations.

Reference:December 12, 2018 news release "Mizuho Granted License by the BaFin to Undertake Securities Business in EU" (PDF/96KB)

Reference:July 24, 2017 news release "Mizuho Securities to Proceed with Application for Establishing a New EU Subsidiary" (PDF/13KB)