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August 02, 2011 07:00 ET

Macquarie Adds to Canadian Advisory Capability With Appointment of Jean-Pierre Ouellet

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 2011) - Macquarie Group ("Macquarie") (ASX:MQG)(ADR:MQBKY) announced that Jean-Pierre Ouellet joins Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. today as a Special Advisor. In this newly created role, Mr. Ouellet will focus on expanding Macquarie's advisory and capital markets activities in Canada, particularly in Quebec.

Mr. Ouellet has more than 30 years of experience in law and finance. As a venture partner of Capital St-Laurent and director of several Canadian public companies, he brings with him extensive corporate and industry relationships and experience highly relevant to Macquarie's growing Canadian franchise.

Mr. Ouellet was previously Vice Chairman and head of RBC Capital Markets' Quebec operations until 2008. During his eight years at RBC Capital Markets, he was involved in several major equity and debt financings, and advisory transactions. He also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Canadian National Railways and was a senior partner with Stikeman Elliott, specializing in capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions.

David Fleck, President and CEO of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., said: "With outstanding experience in both the financial and legal sectors, Jean-Pierre is a highly respected professional, well recognized for the advice he provides as a corporate director, advisor and in service to the non-profit sector. As Special Advisor to Macquarie, his experience and network of relationships are uniquely suited to our growing range of advisory and capital markets activities in Canada, particularly our developing franchise in Quebec."

Mr. Ouellet holds both a B.A. and an LL.L. from the Université de Montreal and a B.C.L. from Oxford University which he attended from 1971 to 1973 as a Rhodes Scholar. His board directorships include Richmont Mines Inc, Noranda Income Fund, GBO Inc., and the MacDonald Stewart Foundation.

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 15,500 people. Assets under management total approximately C$311 billion at March 31, 2011.

Macquarie has had a permanent and growing presence in Canada since opening its first office in 1998. With regional headquarters in Toronto, Macquarie employs approximately 1,100 people in Canada through 14 offices around the country.

Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. brings together Macquarie's advisory, capital markets and institutional securities' activities in Canada. Macquarie's Canadian advisory and capital markets teams cover a range of corporate advisory and capital markets services, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, restructurings, project and structured finance as well as tailored strategic and financial advice. Macquarie's Canadian equities team provides clients with specialist equities research, sales and trading services across key TSX and TSX-Venture sectors.

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