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Macquarie Group Expands Debt Capital Markets Business with Addition of Ratings Advisory Capability

02 May 2011

NEW YORK — Macquarie Group (Macquarie) (ASX: MQG), today announced that Gregory Hefner has joined Macquarie Capital as Managing Director and Head of Ratings Advisory, in a further expansion of its Debt Capital Markets business capabilities. Mr. Hefner will be responsible for heading Macquarie’s ratings advisory business. 

Mr. Hefner, who joins from Moody’s Investors Service where he was Head of US Issuer Relations, is a career credit rating and debt capital professional, having advised on a wide range of debt issues and transactions. Prior to Moody’s, he held roles at Wachovia Securities where he was Head of Credit Ratings Advisory, GE Asset Management Incorporated where he was a Fixed Income Portfolio Risk Manager and Morgan Stanley where he held a number of roles including Head of Latin America and Head of Asia Pacific for their Credit and Ratings Advisory Group. 

“Bringing specialist ratings advisory capability will help us ensure that we address a wider range of needs across an increasingly diverse client base and Greg’s debt capital structure expertise ensures we address this need. He will provide our advisory business with additional origination capability and deep credit experience,” said Rob Redmond, Vice Chairman and US Head of Corporate Finance, Macquarie Capital. 

Mr. Hefner holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his BS (cum laude) from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. 

About Macquarie 
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employs approximately 15,500 people and has assets under management of over $US307 billion (as of September 30, 2010). 

Contacts: 

Paula Chirhart 
Corporate Communications, 
Macquarie Group 
Tel: +1 212 231 1310
Email: paula.chirhart@macquarie.com