Four Westpac Bank employees were held hostage as part of the siege in Sydney’s Martin Place.
The bank said all four are confirmed as safe, with one undergoing medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
CEO Gail Kelly said “It’s a sad day for all of Australia as we learn of the tragic loss of life following the events in Martin Place, Sydney earlier this morning. My heart goes out to anyone touched by this tragedy.”
Two of the four work for one of Westpac’s technology contractors.
“Our primary concern is the wellbeing of our people who were involved in this traumatic incident, along with their families,” Kelly said.
“To that end, we are offering them all the support we can. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families in this difficult time.”
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