Mizuho aims to increase net profit by 10 pct in 3 years

TOKYO Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:22am EST

TOKYO Feb 26 (Reuters) - Mizuho Financial Group, Japan's second-largest lender by assets, said it was aiming for 550 billion yen ($5.9 billion) in net profit for the year ending in March 2016, up 10 percent from the 500 billion yen it has forecast for the current financial year. ($1 = 93.8000 Japanese yen) (Reporting by Taiga Uranaka; Editing by Chris Gallagher)