New York and Mexico City, October 3, 2017 – Mizuho Bank México, S.A. Banca Múltiple (MBM), a subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, today announces the opening of an office in León, Guanajuato. This office expands Mizuho’s presence in the country and joins the existing Mexico City office, offering various banking services.

The Central Plateau (Bajío) region around León is of special interest to Mizuho, a firm whose corporate roots began in Tokyo more than 40 years ago. While Mexico has been attracting an increasing number of Japanese manufacturers in recent years, more than 70% are concentrated in the Bajío region.

“With a number of new factories starting operation, the region is expected to continue attracting investment from Japanese companies in diverse sectors, especially automotive,” said Mizuho Bank México President and CEO Hiroyuki Hibino.  “Our deep understanding of the needs of Japanese industry paired with our local knowledge of the investment landscape is a powerful combination for us and for the economic development of Mexico and Guanajuato.”

Mizuho Bank Mexico has been providing a broad range of financial services in the country since March 2017. The León office provides Mizuho with an additional foothold as it enhances its network in the country.

About Mizuho Bank Mexico
Mizuho Bank Mexico engages in the provision of a range of financial services, including deposits, loans and exchange transactions denominated in Mexican peso and other currencies.  It enables Mizuho to support customers establishing or expanding business operations anywhere in the country in closer geographical proximity through enhanced products, experienced local markets expertise and extensive global network.

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). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 56,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. At the end of 2016, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at https://www.mizuho-fg.com