HSBC Holdings PLC HSBA Dividend on US Dollar Preference Shares

  HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA) - Dividend on US Dollar Preference Shares

RNS Number : 1957Q
HSBC Holdings PLC
02 November 2012

2 November 2012


In 2005 1,450,000 Series A Dollar Preference Shares were issued for a
consideration of US$1,000 each and Series A American Depositary Shares, each
of which represents one-fortieth of a Series A Dollar Preference Share, were
listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

A non-cumulative fixed-rate dividend of 6.20% per annum is payable on the
Series A Dollar Preference Shares on 15 March, 15 June, 15 September and 15
December for the quarter then ended at the sole and absolute discretion of the
Board of HSBC Holdings plc. Accordingly, the Board of HSBC Holdings plc has
declared a dividend for the quarter ending 15 December 2012. Since 15 December
is not a normal business day, the dividend of US$0.3875 per Series A American
Depositary Share will be payable on 17 December 2012 to holders of record on
Friday, 30 November 2012.

Any person who has acquired Series A American Depositary Shares but who has
not lodged the transfer documentation with the depositary should do so before
12 noon on Friday, 30 November 2012 in order to receive the dividend.

By order of the Board

R G Barber

Group Company Secretary


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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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