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Preliminary Final Report/Media Release/Financial Statements

Document date:  Thu 25 Oct 2001
Published:  Thu 25 Oct 2001 13:04:48
Document No:  182866
Document part:  T
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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SIGNIFICANT EVENTS SINCE BALANCE DATE

On 8 October 2001, ANZ announced, subject to regulatory approval, the 
acquisition of operations in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Vanuatu for 
approximately USD 50 million. The acquisitions comprise the operations
of the Bank of Hawaii in those countries.

APPENDIX 4B STATEMENT

The directors of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited:

* declare that the financial statements and notes of the consolidated 
entity set out on pages 40 to 82 are in accordance with the 
Corporations Act 2001, including:

(a) complying with applicable Australian Accounting Standards and 
other mandatory professional reporting requirements; and

(b) giving a true and fair view of the financial position of the 
consolidated entity as at 30 September 2001 and of its performance as 
represented by the results of its operations and its cash flows, for 
the year ended on that date.

* confirm that the financial statements and notes of the consolidated 
entity set out on pages 40 to 82 are in the process of being audited.

* confirm that Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited has a 
formally constituted Audit Committee.

C Goode
CHAIRMAN

J McFarlane
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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