Announcement

Simplex Announces Change of Director

Simplex Holdings, Inc.

Simplex Holdings, Inc. announces that, at the Board of Directors meeting held on May 25, 2022, it has resolved the nomination of a candidate for new Director who is an Audit and Supervisory Committee Member, which will be submitted for approval of the 6th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 21, 2022.

1. Change of a Director who is an Audit and Supervisory Committee Member

(1) Candidate for new Director who is an Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Yasuto Hamanishi

Resume of the candidate for new Director who is an Audit and Supervisory Committee Member

Name
(Date of birth)
Resume
Yasuto Hamanishi
(October 11, 1959)
April 1984: Joined The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited (currently Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
April 2012: Executive Officer, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
April 2015: Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
April 2017: Senior Managing Executive Officer, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
April 2021: Deputy President and Executive Officer, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd
April 2022: Officer, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (present post)

Notes:
1. Mr. Yasuto Hamanishi is a candidate for Outside Director.
2. Mr. Yasuto Hamanishi is selected as a candidate for Outside Director because he has many years of experience and insight in financial institutions, including his experience as the divisional head and the global head of the global investment banking division and as Outside Director of Mizuho Securities USA LLC. Therefore, we expect that he will continue to leverage such knowledge to supervise and advise our directors on executing their duties from a higher perspective of the Group, including overseas operations.
3. He will retire from the position of Officer of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. on June 30, 2022.

(2) Scheduled date of change:

July 1, 2022

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