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Files for USD200 m. perpetual preferred issue

Document date:  Tue 10 Nov 1998
Published:  Tue 10 Nov 1998 00:00:00
Document No:  142912
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  Y
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HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

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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 USD200 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 10 November 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.

Copies of the written prospectus can be obtained from:

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
1177 Avenue of AmericaS
New York, New York 10036
United States of  America 

The filing of the registration statement is on essentially the same
terms and conditions as ANZ's USD400 million preference share issue
completed in September 1998. The filing represents a top up of the
amount raised previously and reflects a general improvement in market
conditions.

For media enquiries, please contact:

David Ward                          Paul Edwards
GENERAL MANAGER                     HEAD OF GROUP MEDIA RELATIONS

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