Macquarie Group comments on market speculation

26 February 2009

Macquarie Group Limited has been made aware of market speculation about a potential capital raising. In response, Macquarie advises:

  • Macquarie’s regulatory capital position remains strong, with $A2.9 billion of capital in excess of the Group’s minimum capital requirements at 31 December 2008.
  • There are no current plans for a capital raising.

Other than the comments above regarding market speculation, Macquarie is not aware of any other explanation for the price change in the securities of the company today. The company is in compliance with the listing rules and, in particular, listing rule 3.1.

Macquarie will announce its full year results for the financial year to 31 March 2009 on 1 May 2009.


Stuart Green
Investor Relations
Macquarie Group
Tel: (612) 8232 5008
Email: stuart.green@macquarie.com

Paula Hannaford
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group
Tel: (61 2) 8232 4102
Email: paula.hannaford@macquarie.com