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Appendix 3B - Exercise of options

Document date:  Fri 11 Aug 2000
Published:  Fri 11 Aug 2000 15:47:18
Document No:  165637
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  N
Classification:  Appendix 3B

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LI      2000-08-11  ASX-SIGNAL-G

HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

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                              APPENDIX 3B
                        NEW ISSUE ANNOUNCEMENT

APPLICATION FOR QUOTATION OF ADDITIONAL 
SECURITIES AND AGREEMENT

Information or documents not available now must be given 
to ASX as soon as available.  Information and documents
given to ASX become ASX's property and may be made
public.

Introduced 1/7/96. Origin Appendix 5. Amended 1/7/98,
1/9/99, 1/7/2000.

Name of Entity
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited

ACN, ARBN or ARSN
11 005 357 522

We (the entity) give ASX the following information.


PART 1 - ALL ISSUES
You must complete the relevant sections (attach sheets if
there is not enough space).


1. Class of securities issued          Ordinary Shares
   or to be issued                                                  

 
2. Number of securities issued         147,770
   or to be issued (if known)                                       
   or maximum number which                                          
   may be issued                                                    


3. Principal terms of the securities   Fully Paid
   (eg, if options, exercise price                                  
   and expiry date; if partly paid                                  
   securities, the amount                                           
   outstanding and due dates for                                    
   payment; if convertible securities,                              
   the conversion price and dates                                   
   for conversion)                                                  


4. Do the securities rank equally      Yes, pari passu with present
   in all respects from the date       ordinary shares
   of allotment with an existing                                    
   class of quoted securities                                       



   If the additional securities                                     
   do not rank equally, please                                      
   state:                                                           
   * the date from which they do                                    
   * the extent to which they                                       
     participate for the next                                       
     dividend, (in the case of                                      
     a trust, distribution) or                                      
     interest payment                                               
   * the extent to which they do                                    
     not rank equally, other than                                   
     in relation to the next                                        
     dividend, distribution or                                      
     interest payment                                               

5. Issue price or consideration          4,548 shares at $8.76 each
                                               (options issued 
                                               31/01/1997 - ANZAQ)
                                       100,000 shares at $8.76 each
                                               (options issued
                                               24/03/1997 - ANZAU)
                                        28,222 shares at $11.45 each
                                               (options issued 
                                               23/01/1998 - ANZAE)
                                        15,000 shares at $10.34 each
                                               (options issued 
                                               11/12/1998 - ANZAL)
                                       147,770 shares


6. Purpose of the issue (if            Exercise of options converted
   issued as consideration for         into fully paid ordinary
   the acquisition of assets,          shares
   clearly identify those                                           
   assets)                                                          


7. Dates of entering securities        13/07/2000  17,378 shares
   into uncertified holdings           24/07/2000 102,930 shares
   or despatch of certificates         08/08/2000  27,462 shares
                                                  147,770 shares
                                                                    
                                       
                                       NUMBER           CLASS
8. Number and class of all     1,525,446,952         Ordinary fully
   securities quoted on                              paid
   ASX (including the                                            
   securities in clause                                          
   2 if applicable)                                              

                                       NUMBER           CLASS
9. Number and class of all            73,000         Ordinary shares
   securities not quoted                             partly paid to
   on ASX (including the                             10 cents
   securities in clause 2          1,725,370         Options on issue
   if applicable)                                    paid to 1 cent
                                  11,741,000         Options on issue
                                                     with no
                                                     subscription paid
                                  64,016,000         1988 Redeemable
                                                     Preference Shares
                                  60,016,000         1988 Redeemable
                                                     Preference Shares
                                                     (Series 2)
                                                                 
                                                                 
                                                                 
                                                                 
                                                                 
                                                                 

10.Dividend policy (in the case        Same as existing fully paid
   of a trust, distribution            ordinary shares
   policy) on the increased                                         
   capital (interests)                                              

PART 2 - BONUS ISSUE OR PRO RATA ISSUE

Items 11 to 33 are Not Applicable

PART 3 - QUOTATION OF SECURITIES
You need only complete this section if you are applying for quotation
of securities

     
34. Type of securities (tick one)

    (a) x  Securities described in Part 1

    (b)    All other securities

Example: restricted securities at the end of the escrowed period, 
partly paid securities that become fully paid, employee incentive 
share securities when restriction ends, securities issued on 
expiry or conversion of convertible securities

    Entities that have Ticked Box 34(a)

    Additional Securities Forming a New Class of Securities
    (If the additional securities do not form a new class, go to 43)

    Tick to indicate you are providing the information or documents

35.    The names of the 20 largest holders of the additional 
         securities, and the number and percentage of 
         additional securities held by those holders

36.    A distribution schedule of the additional securities 
         setting out the number of holders in the categories
         1 - 1,000
         1,001 - 5,000
         5,001 - 10,000
         10,001 - 100,000
         100,001 - and over

37.    A copy of any trust deed for the additional securities
(now go to 43)

    Entities that have Ticked Box 34 (b)

     

ALL ENTITIES

Fees

43. Payment method (tick one)

       Cheque attached

       Electronic payment made
         Note: Payment may be made electronically if Appendix 3B is 
               given to ASX electronically at the same time.
    
    x  Periodic payment as agreed with the home branch has been 
        arranged
         Note: Arrangements can be made for employee incentive 
               schemes that involve frequent issues of 
               securities.

QUOTATION AGREEMENT

1.  Quotation of our additional securities is in ASX's absolute 
    discretion. ASX may quote the securities on any conditions it 
    decides.

2.  We warrant to ASX that the issue of the securities to be 
    quoted complies with the law and is not for an illegal 
    purpose, and that there is no reason why those securities 
    should not be granted quotation.  We warrant to ASX that 
    an offer of the securities for sale within 12 months after 
    their issue will not require disclosure under section 
    707(3) of the Corporations Law.

3.  We will indemnify ASX to the fullest extent permitted by 
    law in respect of any claim, action or expense arising 
    from or connected with any breach of the warranties in 
    this agreement.

4.  We give ASX the information and documents required by 
    this form.  If any information or document not available 
    now, will give it to ASX before quotation of the securities 
    begins.  We acknowledge that ASX is relying on the 
    information and documents.  We warrant that they are 
    (will be) true and complete.

P J Mathews 
SECRETARY