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Mizuho Hires Robert Wright as Head of Execution Services

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NEW YORK, Sept. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mizuho Americas today announced the hiring of Bob Wright as its head of execution services sales and trading in the US. Based in New York, Wright will report to Head of the Equity Division in the Americas Darlene Pasquill.

"Bob has the proven ability to successfully orchestrate complex cash equity client trades and he is known for building strong trading teams," said Pasquill. "Additionally, his prior expertise as the lead trader for IPO's and secondary risk blocks will be of immediate benefit to our equity platform."

Added President and CEO of Mizuho Securities USA Jerry Rizzieri: "The Equity cash trading business is an important component to our corporate and investment banking offering and supports our strategic plan to grow our Equity capital markets business."

Wright spent more than 20 years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, holding increasingly senior positions before assuming the role as head of US cash trading. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Villanova University.

About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho's operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2018, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.

For inquiries, please contact:
Jim Gorman
Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
+1-212-282-3867
jim.gorman@mizuhocbus.com

Laura London
Assistant Vice President, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
+1- 212-282-4446
laura.london@mizuhocbus.com

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