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Macquarie Group Chairman leave of absence extended

28 May 2009

Further to the announcement of 28 November 2008 regarding Macquarie Group Limited (“MQG”) Chairman, David Clarke, taking a period of six months leave of absence due to illness, the Board of MQG advises that during this period Mr Clarke’s health has improved significantly. He has, nevertheless, been granted an extension of his leave of absence until 31August 2009 at which time he expects to resume full duties as Chairman of MQG. Mr Kevin McCann will continue as Acting Chairman during this period.

Contacts:

Paula Hannaford
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group
Tel: (612) 8232 4102
Email: paula.hannaford@macquarie.com

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