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Media Release Appoints Leading Retail Banker

Document date:  Wed 14 Jan 1998
Published:  Wed 14 Jan 1998 00:00:00
Document No:  134077
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  N

HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

ANZ today announced the appointment of Mr Larry S Crawford as
Managing Director Australasia Branch Network.

Mr Crawford will be responsible for all ANZ's branch network
operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Crawford, whose previous position was Executive Vice President and
General Manager, Retail Banking Group with US Bank (formerly First
Bank System Inc), win join ANZ on 2 February.

ANZ Global Head of Personal Banking, Mr Peter Hawkins, said finding
someone of the calibre of Mr Crawford was a major coup for ANZ.

"First Bank is acknowledged as being at the forefront of retail
banking, having undertaken one of the most successful transition
programs in the US, the world leader in banking customer service," Mr
Hawkins said.

"Larry led this transformation, and he is the ideal person to drive
our Branch of the Future program. We'll gain from Larry's expertise
in developing the 'product distribution' paradigm in retail banking."

Mr Crawford has also had a distinguished career as President and
Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo Credit Corporation and Vice
President at Citibank.

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