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The following is the text of an announcement released to the other stock exchanges on which
HSBC Holdings plc is listed.
7 February 2013
DIVIDEND ON 6.20% NON-CUMULATIVE US DOLLAR PREFERENCE SHARES, SERIES A
("SERIES A DOLLAR PREFERENCE SHARES")
In 2005, 1,450,000 Series A Dollar Preference Shares were issued for 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 cent 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 March 2013. The dividend of US$0.3875 per Series A American Depositary Share will be payable on
15 March 2013 to holders of record on 1 March 2013.
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, 1 March 2013 in order to receive the dividend.
By order of the Board
R G Barber
Group Company Secretary
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$2,721bn at
30 September 2012, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations.
The Board of Directors of HSBC Holdings plc as at the date of this announcement are: D J Flint, S T Gulliver, S A Catz† , L M L Cha† , M K T Cheung† , J D Coombe† , J Faber† , R A Fairhead† , R Fassbind† , J W J Hughes-Hallett† , W S H Laidlaw† , J P Lipsky† , J R Lomax† , I J Mackay, Sir Simon Robertson† and J L Thornton† .