HSBC Bank Sells 7.22 Million Lira of 6.75% Uridashi Notes

The following uridashi bond went on sale. Uridashi bonds are debt issued in the euromarket and sold mainly to Japanese individual investors.

Issuer: HSBC Bank plc Amount: 7.22 million Turkish Lira Coupon: 6.75 percent Duration: Three years Sales period: Feb. 17 - Feb. 24 Settlement date: Feb. 28, 2012 Maturity: Feb. 27, 2015 Uridashi Manager: Aizawa Securities Co.