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Preliminary Final Report/Media Release/Financial Statements

Document date:  Thu 25 Oct 2001
Published:  Thu 25 Oct 2001 09:20:07
Document No:  182866
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  Y
Classification:  Preliminary Final Report , Full Year Accounts , Dividend Record Date , Dividend Pay Date , Dividend Rate

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP       2001-10-25  ASX-SIGNAL-G

HOMEX - Melbourne                                                     

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Name of Company:  Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
                  ABN 11 005 357 522

Report for the full year ended 30 September 2001

                                                           A$ MILLION

Group operating revenue                                       $12,863

Operating profit after tax and outside equity interests        $1,870

Final ordinary dividend per fully paid share, 
100% franked at 34% tax rate                                 40 cents

Record date for final ordinary dividend               8 November 2001
Payment date of final ordinary dividend              14 December 2001

The final dividend will be payable to shareholders registered in the
books of the Company at close of business on 8 November 200l.
Transfers must be lodged before 5:00pm on that day to participate.

                                                          A$MILLIONS

Interest income                            up   0.1%  to      10,251

Abnormal items after tax
 attributable to members                        Nil              Nil

Operating profit after tax
 (before amortisation of goodwill) 
 attributable to members                   up   7.3%  to       1,877

Operating profit after tax
 attributable to members                   up   7.0%  to       1,870

Extraordinary items after tax
 attributable to members                        Nil              Nil

Operating profit and extraordinary items
 after tax attributable to members         up   7.0%  to       1,870
                                
Final dividend per share                      40 cents (100% franked)

Record date for determining entitlement 
 to the dividend                                          08/12/2001

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