HSBC Holdings PLC HSBA Third Interim Dividend for 2012

  HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA) - Third Interim Dividend for 2012

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HSBC Holdings PLC
09 October 2012








                              HSBC HOLDINGS PLC

                       THIRD INTERIM DIVIDEND FOR 2012

                              ON ORDINARY SHARES





The Directors of HSBC Holdings plc have declared a third interim dividend of
US$0.09 per ordinary share in respect of the year ending 31 December 2012 in
accordance with their intention, as set out in the 2011 Annual Report and
Accounts, to pay quarterly dividends on the ordinary shares in a pattern of
three equal dividends with a variable fourth interim dividend. The ordinary
shares will be quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, Paris and Bermuda on
24 October 2012. The American Depositary Shares will be quoted ex-dividend in
New York on 24 October 2012. The dividend will be payable on 12 December 2012
to holders of record on 25October 2012 on the Hong Kong Overseas Branch
Register and 26 October 2012 on the Principal Register in the United Kingdom
or the Bermuda Overseas Branch Register.



The third interim dividend will be payable on 12 December 2012 in cash in US
dollars, sterling or Hong Kong dollars, or a combination of these currencies,
at the forward exchange rates quoted by HSBC Bank plc in London at or about
11.00am on 3 December 2012, and with a scrip dividend alternative. Particulars
of these arrangements will be mailed to holders of ordinary shares on or about
7November2012 and elections will be required to be made by 28 November 2012.



Any person who has acquired ordinary shares registered on the Hong Kong
Overseas Branch Register but who has not lodged the share transfer with the
Hong Kong Overseas Branch Registrar should do so before 4.00pm on 25 October
2012 in order to receive the dividend.



Any person who has acquired ordinary shares registered on the Principal
Register in the United Kingdom but who has not lodged the share transfer with
the Principal Registrar should do so before 4.00pm on 26 October 2012 in order
to receive the dividend.



Any person who has acquired ordinary shares registered on the Bermuda Overseas
Branch Register but who has not lodged the share transfer with the Bermuda
Overseas Branch Registrar should do so before 4.00pm on 26 October 2012 in
order to receive the dividend.



Removals of ordinary shares may not be made to or from the Hong Kong Overseas
Branch Register on 26 October 2012. Accordingly any person who wishes to
remove shares to the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register must lodge the removal
request with the Principal Registrar in the United Kingdom or the Bermuda
Overseas Branch Registrar by 4.00pm on 24 October 2012. Any person who wishes
to remove shares from the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register must lodge the
removal request with the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Registrar by 4.00pm on 25
October 2012.



Payment on Ordinary Shares held through Euroclear France

The dividend will be payable on ordinary shares held through Euroclear France,
the settlement and central depositary system for Euronext Paris, on 12
December 2012 to the holders of record on 26 October 2012. The dividend will
be payable by Euroclear France in cash, in euros, at the forward exchange rate
quoted by HSBC France at or about 12 noon on 3 December 2012, or as a scrip
dividend. Particulars of these arrangements will be announced through Euronext
Paris on 15 October and 31October 2012.



Payment on American Depositary Shares

The dividend will be payable on American Depositary Shares, each of which
represents five ordinary shares, on 12 December 2012 to holders of record on
26 October 2012. The dividend of US$0.45 per American Depositary Share will be
payable by the depositary in cash in US dollars or as a scrip dividend of new
American Depositary Shares. Particulars of these arrangements will be mailed
to holders on or about 7 November 2012 and elections will be required to be
made by 21November 2012. Alternatively, the cash dividend may be invested in
additional American Depositary Shares for participants in the dividend
reinvestment plan operated by the depositary.



In order to be eligible to receive the dividend, American Depositary Shares
must be registered on the books of the depositary by close of business on 26
October 2012.



The Directors of HSBC Holdings plc are D J Flint, S T Gulliver, S A Catz^†, L
M L Cha^†, M K T Cheung^†, J D Coombe^†, J Faber^†, R A Fairhead^†, J W J
Hughes-Hallett^†, W S H Laidlaw^†, J P Lipsky^†, J R Lomax^†, I J Mackay, N R
N Murthy^†, Sir Simon Robertson^†, and J L Thornton^†.



^† Independent non-executive Director



Note to editors:



HSBC Holdings plc

HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in
London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 6,900 offices in over
80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North and
Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,652bn
at 30 June 2012, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and
financial services organisations.



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