New York, January 24, 2018 – Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. has been named to the first industry-neutral Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The index, which tracks the equality performance of 104 companies from 10 sectors, selects firms based on a review of employee policies, internal company metrics, and external community support and engagement.

It is the second year in a row Mizuho Financial Group has been honored by the global information and technology company. In 2017, the firm was named to Bloomberg’s gender-equality index focusing exclusively on financial services firms.

The Bloomberg GEI provides a new level of clarity for global investors seeking to invest in, or partner with, a firm based on its reputation, value, and performance. It also recognizes Mizuho’s continued efforts to achieve greater diversity on a global and group-wide basis, including the advancement of its female workforce and commitment to ensuring every employee feels valued and inspired.

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). The Mizuho group is a global financial services leader with offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.8 trillion. Mizuho provides expertise in retail banking, corporate finance, investment banking, asset management, capital markets, and sales and trading, to help businesses develop and find new opportunities for growth. To learn more: www.mizuho-fg.com