Press Release

Macquarie Group Capital Notes Offer opens

Sydney, 22 May 2013

Macquarie Group Limited ("MQG") (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced that it has opened its offer of Macquarie Group Capital Notes (the “Offer” of "MCN").

As announced on 20 May 2013, the Margin has been set at 4.00% per annum and the Offer has been increased from $A400 million to $A580 million, with the ability to raise more or less, subject to a maximum of $A600 million (equal to the amount of CPS which MQG expects to be resold and redeemed on 1 July 2013). The final size of the Offer will depend on the volume of applications received and accepted under the reinvestment offer and securityholder offer. MQG reserves the right to scale back applications if there is excess demand. A general offer will not be made. 

Closing dates for the Offer have been changed. The revised timetable is:

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Opening date Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Closing date for the reinvestment offer (including in respect of reinvestment applications through syndicate brokers) and security holder offer 5.00pm (Sydney time), Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Closing date for the broker firm offer (excluding applications in respect of reinvested 2008 CPS) 5.00pm (Sydney time), Thursday, 6 June 2013
Issue date Friday, 7 June 2013
MCN commence trading on ASX on a deferred settlement basis Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Holding statements dispatched by Thursday, 13 June 2013
MCN commence trading on ASX on a normal settlement basis Friday, 14 June 2013

Full details of this investment opportunity and the terms and conditions of the MCN are set out in the replacement prospectus lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and ASX today. The replacement prospectus is also available by calling the MCN Offer Information Line on 1300 346 778 (within Australia) or on +61 3 9415 4898 (International) (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, (Sydney time)). Anyone who wants to invest in MCN will need to complete the application online or an application form in or accompanying the replacement prospectus.


The information provided in this announcement is not personal investment advice and has been prepared without taking into account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs (including financial and taxation issues). It is important that you read the replacement Prospectus in full before deciding to invest in MCN and consider the risks that could affect the performance of MCN.

This announcement does not constitute an offer of any securities (including the MCN) for sale or issue. The Offer of MCN is made in the replacement Prospectus. No action has been taken to register or qualify MCN or the Offer or to otherwise permit a public offering of MCN outside Australia. In particular, this announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. Neither the MCN nor the Ordinary Shares have been or will be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and they may not be offered, sold or resold in the United States or to, or for the account of benefit of any “U.S. person” (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities) absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.


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