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Form 604 notification being prepared by Franklin Templeton

Document date:  Mon 17 Sep 2001
Published:  Mon 17 Sep 2001 08:52:38
Document No:  181169
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  N
Classification:  Security holder details - Other

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP       2001-09-17  ASX-SIGNAL-G

HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

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LETTER FROM FRANKLIN TEMPLETON COMPANIES, LLC

We are writing to inform you that we are currently preparing a Form
604 notification for the shares under our management of Australia &
New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. As of the close of business on
September 13, 2001, we held 97,535,767 shares of ANZ Banking Group
Ltd, which is equivalent to 6.05% of the outstanding share capital.
Our last filing was made on May 9, 2000, 16 months ago. As we have
numerous accounts and funds managed by various investment advisers
holding these shares, we are gathering all of the information and
transactions as quickly as possible, and will forward the
notification to you as soon as all of the information is balanced
and in order.

Please accept our apologies for the delay.

K Perez