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 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).
 
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-   ).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15 August 2018
 
 
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
 
BLOCK LISTING
 
 
Application has been made to the Financial Conduct Authority and the London Stock Exchange for a block listing of 25,800,000 Ordinary Shares of US$0.50 each for issue under the Employee SAYE Plan (25,000,000) and the HSBC International Employee Share Purchase Plan (800,000) to be admitted to the Official List and to trading upon issue. 
 
 
The new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu with the existing issued Ordinary Shares of the Company.
 
 
The shares are expected to be admitted to The Official List and to trading on The London Stock Exchange on 17 August 2018.
 
 
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: 15 August 2018