Trading halt

30 April 2009

Macquarie Group Chief Financial Officer, Mr Greg Ward said today the Group has called a trading halt because it is contemplating a capital raising.  The Group is unable to provide any further details at this stage due to regulatory restrictions.

For further information contact:

Stuart Green
Investor Relations
Tel: +612 8232 8845

Lisa Jamieson
Media Relations
Tel: +612 8232 6016

This release does not constitute an offer or securities for sale in the United States.  Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registeredunder the U.S. Securities Act of 1993 or an exemption from registration is available. Any securities offered and sold in the capital raising will not be registered under the Securities Act.