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 March
 
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-   ).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25 March 2019
 
 
               
 
 
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
 
 
FOURTH INTERIM DIVIDEND FOR 2018
 
 
On 19 February 2019, the Directors of HSBC Holdings plc declared the fourth interim dividend for 2018 of US$0.21 per ordinary share. The dividend is payable on 8 April 2019 to holders of record on 22 February 2019 on the Principal Register in the United Kingdom or the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register or the Bermuda Overseas Branch Register. The dividend is payable in cash in United States dollars, sterling or Hong Kong dollars, or a combination of these currencies, and with a scrip dividend alternative.
 
 
Dividends payable in cash in Hong Kong dollars or sterling were converted from United States dollars at the forward exchange rates quoted by HSBC Bank plc in London at or about 11.00 am on 25 March 2019 (US$1=HK$7.847296 and £1=US$1.318509). Accordingly, the cash dividend payable on 8 April 2019 will be:
 
 
US$0.21 per share;
 
 
approximately HK$1.647932 per share; or
 
 
approximately £0.159271 per share.
 
 
For holders of American Depositary Shares ('ADSs'), each of which represents five ordinary shares, the cash dividend payable will be US$1.05 per ADS. It will be paid on 8 April 2019. The dividend for participants in the dividend reinvestment plan, operated by the Bank of New York Mellon, will be invested in additional ADSs.
 
 
 
 
For and on behalf of
HSBC Holdings plc
 
Ben J S Mathews
Group Company Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
HSBC Holdings plc
 
 
 
By:
 
Name: Ben J S Mathews
 
Title: Group Company Secretary
 
 
 
Date: 25 March 2019