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 August
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).
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(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).
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HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
30 August 2016
Notification of Transactions of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
HSBC Holdings plc was advised that on 30 August 2016 Douglas Flint acquired 27 ordinary shares of US$0.50 at £5.5646 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
First Name(s) Last Name(s)
Name of natural person* Douglas Flint
2 - Reason for the notification
Position/status* Group Chairman
Initial notification/amendment* Initial Notification
In the case of amendment, please enter
the previous notification reference number
and explain the error that this 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)
Description of the financial instrument,
type of instrument* Ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
Identification Code* GB0005405286
Nature of the transaction* Acquisition
Price(s) and Volume(s) Price Volume
Aggregated Information Price Volume Total
5.565 27 150.24
Date of Transaction 2016-08-30
Place of Transaction London Stock Exchange, Main Market (XLON)
For any queries related to this notification please contact: Nickesha Graham-Burrell, Senior Assistant Company Secretary on 020 7992 3633.
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.
HSBC Holdings plc
Name: Ben J S Mathews
Title: Group Company Secretary
Date: 30 August 2016