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
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
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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$2,721bn at 30 September 2012, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations.