HSBC Supports Communities, Customers Recovering From Hurricane

  HSBC Supports Communities, Customers Recovering From Hurricane

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- October 30, 2012

Recognizing the unprecedented damage and recovery challenges presented in the
wake of Hurricane Sandy, HSBC USA (HSBC) today announced a $1 million
commitment in support of the disaster recovery efforts. This includes an
immediate donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross in Greater New York.
HSBC will also match dollar for dollar all employee donations to disaster
relief efforts through its existing employee giving program, as well as
working with community partners who provide emergency housing and financial
assistance in the storm-impacted areas.

In addition, for HSBC customers in affected areas, the company will provide
assistance to customers in the recovery effort wherever possible. We are
opening branches as soon as it is safe to do so. We are closely monitoring our
ATM network and working actively to ensure ATMs are fully functional to meet
customer banking needs. We are committed to supporting customers in any way we
can, including reversing HSBC fees incurred as a result of the hurricane.

Media inquiries to Neil Brazil at 847-208-4319 or neil.brazil@us.hsbc.com

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Media inquiries:
Neil Brazil, 847-208-4319
neil.brazil@us.hsbc.com