Commonwealth Bank supports Bali Appeal

18 October 2002

The Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank, Mr David Murray today announced that the Commonwealth Bank would join with the Australian Red Cross and donate $500,000 to the Bali Appeal. At the same time, the Bank will open its 1,000 strong branch network, Australia wide to collect donations for the appeal.

Mr Murray said, "At this time of distress for many Australians and for our near neighbours, the community are clearly wanting to join together and help in whatever way they can. It is the Australian way to pull together in this time of trouble. I am pleased to join with the Red Cross and to help raise funds to assist victims, friends and families affected by this terrible incident".

Donations can be made through any Commonwealth Bank branch across Australia to:

 Account Name:  Australian Red Cross
 Branch:  Melbourne Vic
 Account Number:  063000 00807895

Mr Murray also expressed his sympathy for the Indonesian families and communities affected by the incident. The Bank is pleased that the Red Cross is distributing funds to both Australian and Indonesian communities.

Donations can also be made online at the Red Cross website.