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 January
 
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
 
10 January 2019
 
Notification of Transactions by a Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") and a Person Closely Associated with a PDMR
 
 
John Flint reported to HSBC Holdings plc that he had been advised by his investment manager on 8 January 2019 that 5,439 HSBC Holdings plc ordinary shares of US$0.50 (the "Holding") acquired during 2018 within a discretionary portfolio structure in which he has an investment jointly with his spouse and closely associated person, Lilian Flint, should be categorised as a beneficial holding in his and Mrs Flint's name.  The transactions within the Holding were executed on an entirely discretionary basis by the investment manager and are set out below.
 
 
Date
 
Number of shares purchased
 
Price
 
6 June 2018
 
4,836
 
£7.2810
 
30 August 2018
 
603
 
£6.8220
 
 
 
The following disclosures are 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                                       John Flint   
 
2 - Reason for the notification
 
Position/status                                                      Group Chief Executive 
 
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
2018-06-06
Ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
GB0005405286
London Stock Exchange, Main Market (XLON)
GBP - British Pound
Nature of Transaction:
 
Acquisition
 
Price
 
Volume
Total
 
£7.28
 
4,836
£35,210.92
Aggregated
£7.281
4,836
£35,210.92
 
 
Date of Transaction
Financial Instrument
Identification Code
Place of Transaction
Currency
2018-08-30
Ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
GB0005405286
London Stock Exchange, Main Market (XLON)
GBP - British Pound
Nature of Transaction:
 
Acquisition
 
Price
 
Volume
Total
 
£6.82
603
£4,113.67
 
Aggregated
£6.822
603
£4,113.67
 
 
 
For any queries related to this notification, please contact: 
 
Lee Davis
Shareholder Services 
+44 20 7991 3048
 
 
 
 
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: 10 January 2019