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Media Release: Appointment of NZ Chairman

Document date:  Thu 21 Jan 1999
Published:  Thu 21 Jan 1999 00:00:00
Document No:  144898
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  N

HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

The Chairman of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Mr
Charles Goode, today announced that Dr Roderick Deane, a
non-executive Director of the Bank, would in addition take on the
position of Chairman of ANZ Banking Group (New Zealand) Limited.

Dr Deane has been a Director on the main Board of ANZ in Australia
since 1994. He is Chief Executive and Managing Director of Telecom
New Zealand Ltd and was previously Chairman of the State Services
Commission and Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

In announcing Dr Deane's appointment, Mr Goode said: "We are
delighted to have someone of Dr Deane's calibre to lead the Board in
New Zealand. His experience in New Zealand business, banking and
public administration has been of great assistance to the Group and
will be even more valuable with his appointment as Chairman of the
Bank in New Zealand. The appointment will also strengthen the links
between the New Zealand Board and the Group Board."

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Paul Edwards
Head of Group Media Relations