Mizuho Financial Group 6-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of September 2008.
Commission File Number 001-33098
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
(Translation of registrants name into English)
5-1, Marunouchi 2-chome
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8333
(Address of principal executive office)
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
September 16, 2008
For Immediate Release
Revision of Earnings Estimates for the First Half of Fiscal 2008
(Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2009)
MHTB hereby revises its earnings estimates (consolidated and non-consolidated) for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, which we announced on May 15, 2008, as described below.
1. Revision of Earnings Estimates for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April 1September 30, 2008)
(Millions of yen, %)
2. Reasons for the Revision
Ordinary Profits and Net Income for the first half of Fiscal 2008 on both a consolidated basis and a non-consolidated basis are revised downward due to additional Credit-related Costs expected to be recorded in relation to irrecoverable claims to Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (*)