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Nomura Steps up Asian Operations with New Appointments.

Tokyo, Japan, Mar 15, 2006 - (JCN Newswire) - Nomura Holdings, Inc. (NHI) today announced that Hiroshi Toda, NHI Deputy President and COO, will serve concurrently as President and CEO of Nomura Asia Holdings N.V. (Netherlands) (NAH) effective April 1, 2006. In addition, Yoshinori Go, currently President and CEO of Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited (NIHK), will serve concurrently as Co-President and COO of NAH from April 1.

Also from April 1, Thaddeus Beczak, currently Senior Advisor at NIHK, will be appointed Chairman of NAH. Mr. Beczak has over 20 years experience working in Asia and with Asian companies. In addition to his current role, Mr. Beczak is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong and has held various senior positions including Committee Member of the Hong Kong Association of Banks and President of J.P. Morgan Securities Asia.

These appointments will allow Nomura to strengthen its commitment to Asia and accelerate its ongoing business expansion across the region.

Mr. Toda will also support Noriyasu Yoshizawa, Senior Managing Director, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., and board member of NAH, in charge of Mainland China, in order to accelerate the firm's China business and infrastructure development.

In other Asian appointments, Kunio Watanabe, currently Managing Director, Financial Institutions Department, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. will be appointed as Co-President NIHK. Mr. Watanabe joined Nomura in 1985 and has worked internationally for Nomura in Switzerland. He was appointed to head the Financial Institutions Department in July 2004.

About Nomura Holdings Incorporated

Formerly known as Nomura Securities Co Limited (The). Investment banking and securities brokerage company founded in 1925, providing a wide range of services, including brokerage, trading, underwriting, advisory, financing and related services to diversified types of customers worldwide. The company has four principal business lines, namely retail business in Japan, asset management business, global fixed income business, global equity business and global investment banking business. The Company has 126 domestic branches and 4 overseas representative offices, together with 96 consolidated subsidiaries and 13 affiliated companies.

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