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
month of March
HSBC Holdings plc
Floor, 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ, England
by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual
reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F).
20-F X Form 40-F
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" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the
registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
ISSUANCE OF SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES
HSBC Holdings plc has priced an issue of US$2,500,000,000 4.950%
Senior Unsecured Notes due 2030 (the 'New Notes') under its US
Shelf Registration Statement. The issuance is expected to be
completed on 31 March 2020. Application will be made to list the
New Notes on the New York Stock Exchange.
The preliminary prospectus supplement for this transaction is
available at www.sec.gov and includes additional disclosure of the
risks relating to the impact of COVID-19 on HSBC Holdings plc
and its subsidiaries.
Investor enquiries to:
+44 (0) 20 7992
Media enquiries to:
+44 (0) 20 7991 9813
Note to editors:
HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is
headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from
offices in 64 countries and territories in our geographical
regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle
East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,715bn at
31 December 2019, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking
and financial services organisations.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING
This communication contains both historical and forward-looking
statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact
are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of terms
such as 'may,' 'intends,' 'plan,' 'will,' 'should,' 'potential,'
'reasonably possible' or 'anticipates' or the negative thereof or
similar expressions, or by discussions of strategy. These
forward-looking statements include statements relating to the
impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the global markets generally and
on HSBC Holdings plc and its subsidiaries (together, the
Group') in particular. HSBC
Holdings plc has based the forward-looking statements on current
expectations and projections about future events. These
forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and
assumptions about us, as described under 'Cautionary statement
regarding forward-looking statements' contained in the HSBC
Holdings plc Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31
December 2019, filed with the SEC on 19 February 2020 (the
20-F'). HSBC Holdings plc
undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise. In light of these risks, uncertainties
and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed herein might
not occur. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
Additional information, including information on factors which may
affect the HSBC Group's business, is contained in the 2019 Form
This communication is for informational purposes only and shall not
constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy
any securities. No offer, solicitation, or sale shall be
made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation
or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification
under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
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.
Group Company Secretary and Chief Governance Officer