HSBC Holdings PLC HSBA Statement

  HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA) - Statement

RNS Number : 4139R
HSBC Holdings PLC
19 November 2012

                                HSBC STATEMENT

HSBC Holdings plc ("HSBC") notes the recent press speculation about a possible
sale of its 15.57% shareholding in Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China,

HSBC has from time to time received approaches regarding its shareholding and
confirms that it is in discussions which may or may not lead to the sale of
the shares.

A further announcement will be made if or when appropriate.

Media enquiries:

Gareth Hewett  +852 28224929

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