HSBC Holdings PLC HSBA Third Interim Dividend for 2012 - Scrip Alt

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

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HSBC Holdings PLC
31 October 2012

31 October 2012

                              HSBC HOLDINGS PLC

                       THIRD INTERIM DIVIDEND FOR 2012

                          SCRIP DIVIDEND ALTERNATIVE

On 9 October 2012, the Directors of HSBC Holdings plc declared a third interim
dividend for 2012 of US$0.09 per ordinary share payable on 12 December 2012 to
holders of record on 25 October 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 dividend is payable in cash in United
States dollars, sterling or Hong Kong dollars, or a combination of these
currencies, with a scrip dividend alternative. The 'Market Value' for the
issue of new shares under the scrip dividend alternative is:

                         US$9.8255 for each new share

The 'Market Value' is the United States dollar equivalent of £6.1138 being the
average of the middle market quotations for the ordinary shares on the London
Stock Exchange as derived from the Daily Official List for the five business
days beginning on 24 October 2012.

Dividends payable in cash in sterling or Hong Kong dollars on 12 December 2012
will be converted from United States dollars at the forward exchange rates
quoted by HSBC Bank plc in London at or about 11.00am on 3 December 2012.
These exchange rates will be announced to the London, Hong Kong, New York,
Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges.

Particulars of the dividend arrangements will be sent to shareholders on or
about 7 November 2012 and elections must be received by the Registrars by 28
November 2012.

R G Barber

Group Company Secretary

HSBC Holdings plc

Media enquiries to Brendan McNamara on +44 (0)20 7991 0655

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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