Macquarie Group's Energy Markets Division appoints Robert Faitell as Head of Americas Sales and Origination

21 April 2010

Macquarie Group's ("Macquarie") (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) Energy Markets Division ("EMD") announced today that Robert Faitell will join as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Americas Sales and Origination in the firm's New York office, effective July 2010.

Mr. Faitell brings over 20 years of energy banking and commodities derivative experience to Macquarie. He will join Macquarie from Morgan Stanley’s Commodities Group, where he was most recently Managing Director and Head of Corporate Client Coverage for the Americas. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1996, Mr. Faitell spent ten years at BNP Paribas where he held a number of roles, including positions in Project Finance, Leveraged Finance and Commodity Derivatives Sales.

"We are excited that Robert will be joining our Energy Markets Division. Robert's depth of experience in energy markets and strong client relationships will be invaluable to us as we look to further grow and expand our energy trading and client coverage activities in the Americas," said Nicholas O'Kane, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Macquarie’s Energy Markets Division.

Established in 2002, Macquarie's global energy markets platform participates in the following core businesses: US physical and financial natural gas, global coal, global oil trading, US and European power and UK utilities. EMD provides structured finance, risk management and selected physical commodity solutions to a broad customer base.

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. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 14,400 people. Assets under management total more than US$300 billion. For more information, visit www.macquarie.com.

About Macquarie's Energy Markets Division
Macquarie's Energy Markets Division (EMD) is a global sales and trading business participating in the following core businesses: US physical and financial natural gas, coal, oil trading, power and UK utilities. The division provides innovative and tailored solutions for energy market participants globally be delivering energy price risk management ideas, analysis and execution to clients across the spectrum of energy production, conversion and consumption.

EMD is a part of Macquarie's Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) business group. Through FICC Group, Macquarie is active in a broad range of financial and physical commodities markets globally, with a worldwide team of professionals who have in-depth knowledge across a range of commodity sectors.


Paula Chirhart
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group
Tel: +1 212 231 1239
Email: paula.chirhart@macquarie.com