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Press Release

Atsushi Mizuno Appointed Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse Securities (Japan) Limited

Credit Suisse announced today that Atsushi Mizuno has been appointed Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse Securities (Japan) Limited (“CSJL”), in addition to his role as Vice Chairman, Fixed Income Asia Pacific. Mr. Mizuno will also be appointed as a member of the board of directors of CSJL. He will relocate from Hong Kong to Tokyo, effective April 1, 2012.

Mr. Mizuno rejoined Credit Suisse in January 2010 in Hong Kong as Vice Chairman of Fixed Income Asia Pacific. In his new role, Mr. Mizuno will play an instrumental role in bringing the full expertise and product strength of all Credit Suisse across Private Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management to the Bank’s key Japanese and international institutional and corporate clients.

Mr. Mizuno was a member of the Policy Board of Bank of Japan from December 2004 to December 2009. He is known for being the first Policy Board member to join directly from a foreign financial institution in Japan and was the youngest ever to join the Policy Board. He rejoined Credit Suisse after completing a full term with the Bank of Japan.

Prior to joining the Bank of Japan, Mr. Mizuno was a Managing Director and Chief Fixed Income Strategist for Credit Suisse in Japan. As a research analyst, he was ranked #1 Fixed Income Strategist in Japan by Nikkei Newsletter on Bond and Money from 1996-1999, and ranked #2 in 2000, 2001 and 2003.

Olivier Thiriet, Credit Suisse Chief Executive Officer for Japan said: "I am looking forward to working with Mizuno-san, who is highly regarded for his thought leadership. His knowledge and strong relationships across the industry, government and business will be invaluable to our further success in Japan.”

Credit Suisse is active in Private Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management in Japan, serving high net worth, corporate and institutional clients. Credit Suisse signed a definitive agreement in December 2011 to acquire HSBC’s private banking business in Japan, underpinning its continued focus on this key market.