Obtaining of Certification of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS and BS7799)

September 26, 2005

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. ("MHFG") obtained certification of Information Security Management Systems under the "Conformity Assessment Scheme for ISMS", the national standard, and the "BS7799", the British standard respectively, as of September 16, 2005 for all divisions of the company (summary of the certifications and registrations is attached (PDF/88KB).

MHFG, as the holding company, has been responsible for planning, designing, and promoting information security management of the group organization and has implemented various enhancement measures as social concern for information security including protection of personal information intensified and the need for appropriate management of information security became essential for all corporations. Further encouraged by obtaining the above certification, MHFG will lead the group companies to obtain such certification and will continue to make efforts to further strengthen information security management of the entire group.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on our current expectations and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. We disclaim any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, except as may be required by any applicable laws and regulations.

This release is prepared in order to provide information and does not constitute an offer for sale or solicitation for investment or other similar activity in or outside of Japan.

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