Mizuho Financial Group 6-K 2011
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 May 2011
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.
May 31, 2011
To whom it may concern:
Company Name: Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Representative: Takashi Tsukamoto
President & CEO
Head Office: 2-5-1 Marunouchi
Code Number: 8411 (TSE OSE 1st Sec.)
Company Name: Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Representative: Satoru Nishibori
President & CEO
Head Office: 1-1-5, Uchisaiwaicho
Administrative Order from the Financial Services Agency With Respect to the Recent Computer System Failures
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (MHFG) and Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK), today received a business improvement order from the Financial Services Agency (FSA) with respect to the recent computer system failures.
We would like to reiterate our deepest and sincerest apologies to all of our customers and to everyone who have experienced any inconvenience thorough the recent computer system failures which we have caused while Japan was experiencing difficult times after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.
MHFG and its group companies (Mizuho Group) will rigidly implement plans for improvements and counter-measures in surely preventing computer system failures from occurring again, and all officers and employees of Mizuho Group will go back to the basics of customer first policy in order to regain the confidence of all of our customers as well as society as a whole.
We will be making a further announcement regarding specific plans for improvements and counter-measures at a later date.
Main points of Administrative Order
MHFG - In accordance with the provisions of Article 52-33 (1) of the Banking Act:
MHBK - In accordance with the provisions of Article 26 (1) of the Banking Act: