The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the Company's investor relations. 

History of the Company

  • 1 When was the Company founded?

    The Company was established on December 1, 1969, as a general leasing company led by the Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. (currently Mizuho Bank, Ltd.) with the participation of business companies and life insurance companies representing the Japanese domestic industry.

  • 2 When was the Company listed?

    The Company's stock was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on October 7, 2004, and on September 1, 2005, it was listed on the First Section of the same exchange.


  • 1 What is your stock code?

    The stock code is 8425.

  • 2 How many shares are in a trading unit?


  • 3 Is there an interim dividend system?

    Yes, there is an interim dividend system. The shareholder fixed date for the interim dividend payment is September 30.

  • 4 Do you have a shareholder special benefit plan?

  • 5 What is a special account?

    This is an account opened by listed companies to secure the rights of shareholders who have not deposited their share certificates with the Japan Securities Depository Center (JASDEC) through securities companies in accordance with the dematerialization of share certificates on January 5, 2009.

    <Account Management Institution for Mizuho Leasing's Special Accounts>
    Stock Transfer Agency Department, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
    2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-8507
    Inquiries: 0120-288-324 (toll-free number)
    Hours: 9:00~17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)

    Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. website
    *Please note that the redirected website is not operated by the Company and we are not responsible for the content of the website.

    Since shares cannot be traded in a special account, an account must be opened with a securities company and shares must be transferred to the account in order to buy and sell shares.

  • 6 How do I transfer dividends to my bank account?

    Shareholders who have an account with a securities company should consult with their securities company about how to receive dividends.


    Shareholders who do not have an account at a securities company should contact Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. as the account management institution for Mizuho Leasing's special accounts.
    See Q5 for the contact information.


  • 1 What is a lease?

    A lease is a type of rental, similar to a rental or a real estate lease, in that a company leases something and receives a lease fee, while a rental is something that a customer selects from a rental company's inventory of cars, CDs, and DVDs, and rents them for a relatively short period of time. Leasing is a financial service in which a leasing company purchases machinery and equipment selected by a customer from a manufacturer or distributor on the customer's behalf and leases it to the customer for a relatively long term.
    Leasing is one of widely used capital investment methods for companies, and a wide variety of equipment is leased, from factory machinery and equipment, construction equipment, aircraft, ships, and automobiles to computers and office automation equipment.

  • 2 What kind of customers use your leases?

    A lease offers a variety of advantages, and its convenience makes it widely used by both large and small companies. The following are examples of the benefits of using leases.

    ■Freedom from asset management clerical work and labor saving
    Leasing has the effect of outsourcing asset management administration because the leasing company takes care of all clerical work, such as property tax reporting and payment to the municipality and annual renewal and payment of non-life insurance policies, which arise from ownership of machinery and equipment.
    In addition, lease users do not need to separately account for each expense item, such as depreciation and interest on borrowings, and only need to expense the lease payments, simplifying accounting paperwork.

    ■Machinery and equipment can be used without an initial investment
    With leasing, large amounts of funds are not required to install machinery and equipment, and they can be used with monthly lease payments.

    ■Properly complying with environmental legislation
    Complicated procedures and treatment are required in accordance with the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act (law concerning the disposal and cleaning of industrial waste) when disposing of machinery and equipment, but leased machinery and equipment need only be returned to the leasing company, which eliminates the need to go through the industrial waste disposal procedures.

Description of Business

  • 1 I understand that Mizuho Leasing Company is a general leasing company, but what other services do you provide besides leasing?

    In addition to leasing (including auto leasing), we are also involved in a wide range of financial businesses, such as rentals and installment sales (deferred payment), investments and loans, and guarantees, as well as fee businesses, such as sales of investment products, to meet the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of our customers.

  • 2 What sets Mizuho Leasing apart from other leasing companies?

    The following are some of the unique aspects of our business.


    1. We have developed with a focus on leasing machinery and equipment (industrial and machine tools) to the manufacturing industry.
    2. In addition to machinery and equipment, our strengths include large-scale leases and various financial services related to construction equipment, ships, aircraft, rolling stock, etc.
    3. Our diverse business development capabilities are backed by a client base of mainly large and medium-sized companies (we also have an extensive M&A track record).
    4. We have a strong collaborative relationship with other Mizuho Group companies.