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Nomura issues 716 million new shares

Nomura Holdings Inc will be offering 716,400,000 new shares of common stock of the company. After resolving matters relating to the issuance of new shares during an Executive Management Board meeting, the company categorised the new shares as follows:

341,400,000 new shares to be purchased by the initial purchaser in the offering to be made in Japan; 310,800,000 new shares to be purchased by the initial international purchaser in the offering to be made overseas; and a maximum of 64,200,000 shares which shall be the subject of a purchase option to be granted to the initial international purchaser in the offering to be made overseas.

The amount to be paid will be determined from 9 March to 11 March in accordance with the method stated in Article 22 of the Regulations Concerning Underwriting of Securities provided by the Japan Securities Dealers Association. However, taking into account the market trends and conditions, the determination date may be brought forward to 4 March.

Among the other matters resolved was the amount of stated capital to be increased, which would be half of the maximum increased amount of stated capital and other capital.

The Japanese offering shall be made to the public in Japan. The initial purchaser shall purchase all of the new shares with respect to the Japanese offering. The managers shall procure purchasers for the Japanese shares. If unable to do so, each of the managers shall jointly and severally purchase and pay for such.

The international offering shall be made primarily in Europe. The international managers shall likewise procure purchasers for the international shares. They shall procure and pay for such shares themselves in the event they are unable to get purchasers.

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