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Macquarie Group Appoints Thomas Caracciola as Head of Macquarie Futures USA Inc.

03 October 2011

NEW YORK — Macquarie Group (Macquarie) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced the appointment of Thomas Caracciola as Head of Macquarie Futures USA Inc. (Macquarie Futures) effective September 20, 2011. Mr. Caracciola is based in Macquarie’s New York office. 

Mr. Caracciola has more than 26 years of financial services experience. He joins from Goldman Sachs where he served as a Vice President in Client Relationship Management since 2005. In that role, he was responsible for the creation and management of an Institutional Client Relationship Management team. The team focused primarily on top institutional priority clients trading financial futures and options. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President for Futures Marketing and Product Development at Greenwich Capital, Head of Implementation Strategy at Merrill Lynch Direct Markets’ Technology Division, and spent over a decade with Merrill Lynch’s Financial Futures Options Group heading up Global Futures Marketing and Clearing Sales. 

“We are delighted to have Thomas join our Futures team,” said Bill Marynissen, Executive Director and Global Head of Macquarie’s Futures business. “His experience across futures marketing, product development and broader relationship management will serve the role well as we continue to expand our US platform’s offerings and reach new institutional and corporate clients.”

Macquarie Futures has offices in New York and Chicago, and executes and clears futures contracts on major futures exchanges in the U.S. and around the world through Macquarie affiliates. Macquarie Futures is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a Futures Commission Merchant. Its clients include commodity and energy producers and consumers, as well as US-based and international fund managers. 

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 $US321 billion (as of March 31, 2011). 

About Macquarie Futures 
Macquarie Futures is a specialist Global Futures Broker with operations across the globe. Macquarie has been providing global futures services to institutional clients for over 25 years and continues to expand its global business currently with operating businesses with 8 offices in 6 countries providing dedicated full global futures market coverage. Macquarie has experienced significant growth and expansion in its futures business over the past decade, taking it from an originally Australian-based specialist to a pre-eminent global futures operation. Macquarie’s futures businesses have in excess of $US4.5 billion in client funds and employs over 120 staff worldwide. 

Contacts: 

Paula Chirhart 
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group 
Tel: +1 212 231 1310