NRI Establishes a Subsidiary in Thailand

Tokyo - 21 February 2013

To Reinforce its Services in the South East Asian Market

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (TOKYO:4307), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, has established a subsidiary, NRI Consulting & Solutions (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (NRI Thailand), through Nomura Research Institute Asia Pacific (NRI APAC) as the holding company, with investment approval from the Board of Investment (BOI) of Thailand.

NRI Thailand will provide consulting services and system solutions to Japanese companies, as well as other multinational enterprises in Thailand where Japanese manufacturing companies, such as automobile firms, and service industries are accelerating their investment. It will also help clients expand their businesses in Southeast Asia in the light of increasing interest in the countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region, including Myanmar. It will do so through examining the local investment climate and providing consulting services for clients' business activities, such as promotion of joint ventures with local partners.

Mr. Shingo Konomoto, the Corporate Senior Vice President of NRI, said, "NRI will continue its aggressive expansion of global business in the Asia Pacific region."

Company name

NRI Consulting & Solutions (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

〔Alias:Nomura Research Institute Thailand〕

Address

Interchange 21 Bldg., 399 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nua, Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand

Capital

80 million Baht (approx. Yen 250 million)*

Date of establishment

January 24, 2013

Shareholders

NRI APAC, NRI, NRI Workplace Services

President

Kengo Mizuno

Main line of business

Research & consulting services, system solutions, etc., relating to Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.

* Exchange rate: 1 Baht = 3.13 Yen (as of February 2013)

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