Macquarie Announces Final Results of Tender Offer for Certain of Its Outstanding Senior Notes

  Macquarie Announces Final Results of Tender Offer for Certain of Its
  Outstanding Senior Notes

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 16, 2013

Macquarie Bank Limited (“MBL”) announced today the final results for its
previously announced cash tender offer for any and all of the outstanding
Senior Notes (the “Notes”) listed in the table below. The tender offer was
made pursuant to an offer to purchase and related letter of transmittal, each
dated May 3, 2013.

The settlement date for the tender offer will be tomorrow, May 17, 2013.

The table below identifies the principal amount and percentage of each series
of outstanding Notes tendered and accepted for purchase by MBL.


                                                                                      Percentage
                                                                                      of
                                                                                      Principal       Principal
                                                                   Principal                          Amount
Title of         CUSIP                        Principal Amount     Amount             Amount
Security^(1)   Numbers   ISIN           Currently          Tendered and     Currently     Outstanding
                                              Outstanding          Accepted
                                                                                      Outstanding     after
                                                                                      Tendered        Settlement
                                                                                      and
                                                                                      Accepted
                                                                                                      
4.100% Fixed

Rate Notes

due December

17, 2013
                 144A:       144A:
Guaranteed       55607E
                 AA8         US55607EAA82     US$1,328,958,000     US$466,371,000     35.09%          US$862,587,000
by the           Reg S:      Reg S
                 55607G      US55607GAA31
Commonwealth     AA3

of Australia

(the “Series

2008-B1
Notes”)
                                                                                                      
Floating

Rate Notes

due January

23, 2014
                 144A:
Guaranteed       55607E      144A:
                 AC4         US55607EAC49     US$250,000,000       US$250,000,000     100.00%         US$0
by the           Reg S:      Reg S:
                 55607G      US55607GAC96
Commonwealth     AC9

of Australia

(the “Series

2009-B3
Notes”)
                                                                                                      
Floating

Rate Notes

due March

11, 2014
                 144A:
Guaranteed       55607E      144A:
                 AF7         US55607EAF79     US$650,000,000       US$650,000,000     100.00%         US$0
by the           Reg S:      Reg S:
                 55607G      US55607GAF28
Commonwealth     AF2

of Australia

(the “Series

2009-B6
Notes”)
                                                                                                      
3.300% Fixed

Rate Notes

due July 17,

2014
                 144A:
Guaranteed       55607E      144A:
               AL4         US55607EAL48     US$510,784,000       US$314,454,000     61.56%          US$196,330,000
by the           Reg S:      Reg S:
                 55607G      US55607GAL95
Commonwealth     AL9

of Australia

(the “Series

2009-B11
Notes”)

         The Notes are guaranteed by the Commonwealth of Australia (the
^(1)   “Commonwealth”) under the Deed of Guarantee, dated November 20, 2008,
         executed on behalf of the Commonwealth.
         

BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities
LLC served as dealer managers, and D.F. King & Co., Inc. served as the tender
agent and information agent for the tender offer.

Neither the offer to purchase nor the related letter of transmittal has been
lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the
tender offer was only available to persons in Australia to whom an offer or
invitation could be made without disclosure under Parts 6D.2 or 7.9 of the
Corporations Act 2001 of Australia.

This media release is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer
to sell any securities. The tender offer was made only pursuant to the terms
of the offer to purchase and the related letter of transmittal.

Requests for documents may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. toll-free at
(800) 769-7666 or in writing at 48 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005.
Questions regarding the tender offer in the United States may be directed to
BofA Merrill Lynch at (888) 292-0070 (toll-free) or (980) 683-3215 (collect),
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6106
(collect) and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (866) 834-4666 (toll-free) or
(212) 834-4394 (collect).

Contact:

Macquarie Group Investor Relations
Stuart Green, +61 2 8232 8845
or
Macquarie Group Investor Relations
Karen Khadi, +61 2 8232 3548
or
Macquarie Group Media Relations
Lisa Jamieson, +61 2 8232 6016
or
Macquarie Group Media Relations
Navleen Prasad, +61 2 8232 6472
 
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