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Form F-3 Registration Statement/Appendix 3B

Document date:  Thu 03 Sep 1998
Published:  Thu 03 Sep 1998 00:00:00
Document No:  140554
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  N
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HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

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Attached are announcements relating to filings with the United States
Securities & Exchange Commission, for a US$500 million preferred
share issue, a pre-effective Form F-3 Registration Statement ( which
is subject to completion and amendment) and Appendix 3B. 


R T Jones
GROUP SECRETARY


ANZ FILES FOR USD500 MILLION PERPETUAL PREFERRED ISSUE
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) today announced
that it had filed a registration statement with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission for a USD500 million preferred
share issue. The funds will become part of ANZ's Tier 1 capital base.
This United States issue is being lead managed by Merrill Lynch and
is expected to be launched on 8 September, 1998.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become
effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be
accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes
effective. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or
the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of
these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or
sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under
the securities laws of any such state.

For copies of the written prospectus please contact 
Australia and NewZealand Banking Group Limited 
1177 Avenue of Americas 
New York, New York 10036


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