Nomura Holdings Inc <8604.T> said it intends to meaningfully engage with Italian prosecutors to find a solution to an order freezing assets of one of its units relating to a legal dispute with Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena .
"Nomura takes this situation very seriously and will continue to take all appropriate steps to protect our stakeholders," , Nomura's Chief Financial Officer Shigesuke Kashiwagi said in a note on Friday.
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Nomura was informed on April 23 that an order to freeze Nomura Bank International's (NBI) assets in Italy had been implemented.
The case relates to an ongoing legal dispute over a derivatives financing deal with Monte Dei Paschi.
(Reporting By Stephen Jewkes, editing by Antonella Ciancio)