Mizuho Financial Group 6-K 2009
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 2009.
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.
For Immediate Release
Preparation for Turnaround ADR Procedures by a debtor
of Mizuho Trust & Banking
Today, Aiful Corporation (Aiful), announced that it and its subsidiary, Life Co., Ltd., had begun preparations for an application for Turnaround Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Procedures and that the application had been tentatively accepted by the Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals (JATP).
According to Aifuls current draft business revitalization plan, requests for the maintenance of the balance of loans and for rescheduling of repayments are expected to be made, but requests for debt forgiveness or debt-for-equity swaps are not being contemplated.
MHTBs amount of claims and the anticipated effects on MHTBs financial results are stated below.
1. Overviews of related companies
2. Amount of claims
Upon formal acceptance of the aforementioned application by the JATP, MHTB will scrutinize the proposed business revitalization plan and its effect on MHTBs financial results; however, at this time, MHTB does not consider it necessary to revise MHTBs earnings forecasts for FY2009 as a result of the current preparation for the application for Turnaround ADR Procedures.
This immediate release contains forward-looking statements that are based on our current expectations, including estimates and forecasts, and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the results of the Turnaround ADR Procedures referred to above, changes in overall economic conditions, changes in market rates of interest, declines in the value of equity securities or real estate, the deterioration of the quality of loans to certain borrowers and industry sectors, the effect of new legislation or government directives and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. We disclaim any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, except as may be required by the rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and any applicable laws and regulations.
This statement does not constitute an offer for sale or solicitation for investment or other similar activity in or outside of Japan.