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Information Letter to Shareholders

Document date:  Wed 05 Jul 2000
Published:  Wed 05 Jul 2000 08:58:39
Document No:  164034
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  N
Classification:  Letter to Shareholders

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LI      2000-07-05  ASX-SIGNAL-G

HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

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SHARE UPDATES LOST IN A SHOEBOX?
HAVE THEM SENT TO YOUR INBOX.

ANZ now offers shareholders the ability to receive Company
documentation electronically via e-mail.

By registering your e-mail address via ANZ's online shareholder
registry, you can elect to receive shareholder documentation
electronically instead of by mail. Documentation may include Company
reports, announcements, shareholder notices, the Annual Report,
Notice of General Meetings and your Proxy Form.

This facility also provides quick and efficient access to the
Company's Reports and public announcements lodged with the Australian
Stock Exchange. Shareholders will also receive notice of
presentations (including any live internet broadcasts) by the Chief
Executive Officer to shareholders and the investment community.

Instructions on the steps you must follow to register to receive
documentation electronically are set out on the next page under the
heading "How do I register to receive documentation by e-mail?"

If you elect to receive documentation that is available
electronically, you will still be able to request a hard copy of the
Company's documentation at anytime.

Also included in this advice is notice of a minor change to the rules
of the Dividend Reinvestment Plan and the Bonus Option Plan
consequent on a recent change in the Australian Stock Exchange
Listing Rules.

If you have any questions on these matters, please contact ANZ Share
Registry.


J L Slatter 
COMPANY SECRETARY



AMENDMENTS TO RULES OF SHARE PLANS

We wish to advise that effective from 1 July 2000 the Australian
Stock Exchange ("ASX") has amended its Listing Rules to alter the
date on which shares are quoted on an 'ex dividend' basis from 5 days
to 3 days before the record date. This change is to be consistent
with the reduction in the time that is now taken to complete share
trades from 5 days to 3 days.

This reduction of 2 days affects those shareholders who participate
in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan and the Bonus Option Plan as
presently the calculation of the weighted average share price for
shares issued under the plan is 'the five days preceding and
including the relevant record date'. These are the first five days
the shares are quoted on an 'ex dividend' basis.

To ensure the change to the ASX Listing Rules does not cause the
calculation dates to include days which are 'cum dividend' the rules
of both Share Plans are being amended so that the calculation of the
weighted average share price for each dividend will continue to be
over the first five days which are 'ex dividend' days.

The amendment to both Plans will take effect from 1 October 2000.


A full copy of the Frequently Asked Questions is available for 
purchase from ASX Customer Service on 1 300 300 279. Charges apply.