Arrangements for the registration and exchange of the Zodiac Banknotes

To further fulfill public demand for zodiac banknotes, the two Issuing Banks will, starting from 9:00 am on 29 June until 6:00 pm on 24 July 2015, accept the online registration for the exchange by Macao residents (only limited to valid Macao permanent and non-permanent identity card holders) of the four previously issued Zodiac Banknotes (including the Dragon, Snake, Horse and Goat Zodiac Banknotes). For those who are interested to exchange for such banknotes, they can log onto the joint registration system of the Issuing Banks via the webpage of the Monetary Authority of Macao ( to conduct a one-time online registration within the stated registration period. Each Macao resident can only conduct a single registration, but it will simultaneously cover the exchange for the four types of Zodiac Banknotes of the two Issuing Banks. Each Macao resident can proceed with the exchange for 8 pieces of each type of Zodiac Banknotes of each Issuing Bank, namely 64 pieces of the four types of Zodiac Banknotes from the two Issuing Banks in total after completing the online registration. The quantity has been predetermined and cannot be altered. While registrants should retain their registration records, they can also log onto the online registration system for inquiry of their confirmed registration details. The exchange period is between 31 August 2015 and 20 November 2015. Apart from the two Issuing Banks, other exchange locations include the selected branches of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Limited, Tai Fung Bank Limited, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited, Luso International Banking Limited, Banco Comercial de Macau, China Construction Bank Macau Branch and China Guangfa Bank Macau Branch. Under the current arrangement, the exchange for the four types of Zodiac Banknotes of the two Issuing Banks can be conducted at the chosen location in one go. Registrants should bring along their valid ID card and can proceed in person to exchange for the notes by cash at the chosen location on the selected day. In respect of the note exchange conducted by authorized representatives, the latter will need to bring along his/her original ID card and submit the following documents to conduct the note exchange on the selected date and location: 1. Authorization form [downloaded from AMCM’s website] signed by the registrant; 2. Photocopy of ID card of registrant bearing his / her signature; 3. Photocopy of ID card of representative bearing his / her signature.

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