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Preliminary Final Report

Document date:  Thu 24 Oct 2002
Published:  Thu 24 Oct 2002 09:35:21
Document No:  196680
Document part:  A
Market Flag:  Y
Classification:  Preliminary Final Report , Periodic Reports - Other , Dividend Record Date , Dividend Pay Date , Dividend Rate

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP       2002-10-24  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 year ended 30 September 2002

                                                   A$ million

Group operating revenue                               6,988

Operating profit after tax and outside 
 equity interests                                     2,322

Final dividend per ordinary share,
 fully franked at 30% tax rate                        46 cents

Record date for the final dividend                7 November 2002
Payment date for the final dividend              13 December 2002

The final dividend will be payable to shareholders registered in the
books of the Company at close of business on 7 November 2002.
Transfers must be lodged before 5:00pm on that day to participate.

                                                        A$ million
Group operating revenue                    up    9%    to    6,988
Operating profit after tax attributable
 to members                                up   24%    to    2,322
Extraordinary items after tax attributable
 to members                                     Nil            Nil
Operating profit and extraordinary 
 items after tax
Attributable to members                    up   24%    to    2,322

Final dividend per ordinary share, fully 
 franked at 30% tax rate                                  46 cents
(previous corresponding period: 
 40 cents, fully franked at 34% tax rate)

Record date for the final dividend                 7 November 2002

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