FORM 6-K
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
 
Pursuant to Rule 13a - 16 or 15d - 16 of
 
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
For the month of October
 
HSBC Holdings plc
 
42nd Floor, 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ, England
 
 
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F).
 
Form 20-F   X              Form 40-F ......
 
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).
 
Yes.......          No    X
 
(If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- ..............).
 
  
 
 
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
 
27 October 2016
 
Notification of Transactions of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
 
HSBC Holdings plc was advised that on 27 October 2016 Douglas Flint acquired 24 ordinary shares of US$0.50 at £6.1947 under the HSBC Holdings UK Share Incentive Plan.
 
The following disclosure is made in accordance with Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014.
 
1 - Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
 Name of natural person              Douglas Flint
     
2 - Reason for the notification
Position/status                                            Group Chairman
 
Initial notification/amendment                  Initial Notification
 
3 - Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or 
     auction monitor
Full name of the entity                    HSBC Holdings plc
 
Legal Entity Identifier code            MLU0ZO3ML4LN2LL2TL39
 
4 - Details of the transaction(s)
 
 Transaction(s) summary table 
 
Date of Transaction
Financial Instrument
Identification Code
Place of Transaction
Currency
2016-10-27
Ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
GB0005405286
London Stock Exchange, Main Market (XLON)
GBP –
British Pound
Nature of Transaction:
Acquisition
 
Price
 
Volume
Total
 
                                           6.19
24
148.67
Aggregated
  6.195
24
148.67
 
 
 
Enquiries to:
Lauren Brown
Shareholder Services Team
020 7992 3761
 
SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
                                                                                  By:
  Name: Ben J S Mathews
                                                                                                   Title: Group Company Secretary
                                                           Date: 27 October 2016