Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (the Bank) has decided on a policy of raising long-term funds primarily through the issuance of straight bonds from April 2006, in light of the diversification of investors' needs and the development of the market for bonds issued by banks in recent years, as well as the current market conditions.
While the amount and term of the straight bonds to be issued have not yet to be determined, an annual total of JPY600 billion with quarterly issuances of approximately JPY150 billion of five-year straight bonds underwritten by securities companies is being considered. Other straight bonds with different maturities will also be considered, if necessary, based on investors' needs, market conditions and the Bank's funding needs.
In connection with these issuances of the straight bonds that are being considered, the Bank plans to suspend the monthly issuances of five-year coupon debentures which are aimed primarily at institutional investors from April 2006.
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