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 April
 
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-   ).
 
 
 
  
 
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this document, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this document.
 
 
 
 
 
 
24 April 2020
 
(Hong Kong Stock Code: 5)
 
HSBC Holdings plc
 
Poll results of 2020 Annual General Meeting
 
1.       Poll Results
 
Following its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") held today, HSBC Holdings plc (the "Company") announces the results of the poll vote for each of the resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM.
 
Resolutions 1 to 7, 10, 12 and 14 to 16 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 8, 9, 11, 13 and 17 were passed as special resolutions.
 
In line with the Board's recommendation, resolution 18 was not passed.
 
The following table shows the votes cast on each resolution:
 
 
VOTESFOR
      % OF VOTES CAST
VOTESAGAINST
      % OF VOTES CAST
VOTESTOTAL
% OF ISC VOTED*
 
VOTESWITHHELD
1. To receive the Annual Report and Accounts 2019
9,061,010,216
99.02
89,747,334
0.98
9,150,757,550
44.93
39,719,447
2. To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report
8,842,653,970
96.47
323,238,790
3.53
9,165,892,760
45.01
36,605,397
3.  (a) To elect Noel Quinn as a Director
9,154,007,314
99.80
18,742,371
0.20
9,172,749,685
45.04
29,837,067
3.  (b) To re-elect Laura Cha as a Director
9,133,962,559
99.58
38,644,371
0.42
9,172,606,930
45.04
29,751,039
3.  (c) To re-elect Henri de Castries as a Director
9,056,349,856
98.73
116,154,873
1.27
9,172,504,729
45.04
29,343,134
3.  (d) To re-elect Irene Lee as a Director
8,962,518,084
97.70
210,797,540
2.30
9,173,315,624
45.04
28,982,827
3.  (e) To re-elect José Antonio Meade Kuribreña as a Director
9,148,900,179
99.74
24,130,533
0.26
9,173,030,712
45.04
29,246,894
3.  (f) To re-elect Heidi Miller as a Director
9,151,276,277
99.76
22,032,752
0.24
9,173,309,029
45.04
28,959,296
3.  (g) To re-elect David Nish as a Director
9,130,421,212
99.57
39,785,374
0.43
9,170,206,586
45.03
29,079,860
3.  (h) To re-elect Ewen Stevenson as a Director
9,136,269,071
99.61
36,154,425
0.39
9,172,423,496
45.04
29,759,612
3.  (i) To re-elect Jackson Tai as a Director
9,107,086,414
99.28
66,093,012
0.72
9,173,179,426
45.04
29,064,580
3.  (j) To re-elect Mark Tucker as a Director
8,997,867,319
99.00
90,947,881
1.00
9,088,815,200
44.63
113,458,043
3.  (k) To re-elect Pauline van der Meer Mohr as a Director
9,057,913,046
98.75
114,903,061
1.25
9,172,816,107
45.04
29,028,718
4.    To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Auditor of the Company
9,064,834,109
99.56
39,829,502
0.44
9,104,663,611
44.71
97,866,152
5.    To authorise the Group Audit Committee to determine the remuneration of the Auditor
9,131,842,633
99.54
42,160,681
0.46
9,174,003,314
45.05
28,607,566
6.    To authorise the Company to make political donations
8,971,671,597
98.54
132,626,061
1.46
9,104,297,658
44.71
98,534,059
7.    To authorise the Directors to allot shares
8,718,789,898
95.05
453,960,964
4.95
9,172,750,862
45.04
29,200,982
8.    To disapply pre-emption rights (special resolution)
9,101,642,155
99.28
65,820,870
0.72
9,167,463,025
45.02
34,303,133
9.    To further disapply pre-emption rights for acquisitions (special resolution)
8,976,342,462
97.91
191,180,582
2.09
9,167,523,044
45.02
34,182,594
10.  To authorise the Directors to allot any repurchased shares
8,991,433,355
98.04
179,976,405
1.96
9,171,409,760
45.03
30,748,810
11.  To authorise the Company to purchase its own ordinary shares (special resolution)
9,058,245,024
98.75
114,891,231
1.25
9,173,136,255
45.04
29,636,687
12.  To authorise the Directors to allot equity securities in relation to Contingent Convertible Securities
8,977,658,476
97.92
190,903,636
2.08
9,168,562,112
45.02
33,306,270
13.  To disapply pre-emption rights in relation to the issue of Contingent Convertible Securities (special resolution)
8,862,685,779
96.68
304,772,201
3.32
9,167,457,980
45.02
34,278,321
14.  To amend the rules of the HSBC Share Plan 2011
9,038,273,325
98.57
130,680,034
1.43
9,168,953,359
45.02
32,749,625
15. To amend the rules of the HSBC Holdings Savings-Related Share Option Plan (UK)
9,086,246,045
99.09
83,712,951
0.91
9,169,958,996
45.03
31,879,244
  16. To amend the rules of the HSBC Holdings UK Share Incentive Plan and the HSBC International Employee Share Purchase Plan
9,110,137,201
99.37
57,996,744
0.63
9,168,133,945
45.02
33,834,245
17. To call general meetings (other than an AGM) on 14 clear days' notice (special resolution)
8,326,813,738
90.77
846,376,911
9.23
9,173,190,649
45.04
28,993,334
18.  Shareholder requisitioned resolution regarding the Midland Bank defined benefit pension scheme (special resolution)
282,143,318
3.08
8,879,788,198
96.92
9,161,931,516
44.99
39,941,890
*  based on total issued share capital (the "ISC") (excluding 325,273,407 ordinary shares held in treasury) as at 12.01am (London time) on Thursday 23 April 2020.
 
 
2.       Other
 
 
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Computershare Investor Services PLC, the Company's Share Registrar, acted as scrutineer of the poll on all resolutions.
 
 
 
 
-
Copies of the resolutions passed at the AGM (other than resolutions concerning ordinary business) have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority, and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's National Storage Mechanism which is located at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
 
 
 
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As at 12.01am (London time) on Thursday 23 April 2020, the total number of issued ordinary shares of US$0.50 each entitling the holders to attend and vote on all the resolutions at the AGM was 20,365,117,704, which excludes 325,273,407 ordinary shares held in treasury. A 'vote withheld' is not a vote in law and is therefore not counted in the calculation of the proportion of the votes 'for' and 'against' a resolution.
 
 
 
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In accordance with Rule 13.40 of the Hong Kong Listing Rules there were no shares entitling the holder to attend and abstain from voting in favour of any of the resolutions. No shareholder was required under the Hong Kong Listing Rules to abstain from voting.
 
As at the time of this announcement, the following are Directors of the Company: Mark Tucker*, Noel QuinnLaura ChaHenri de CastriesIrene Lee, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Heidi Miller, David Nish, Ewen Stevenson, Jackson Tai and Pauline van der Meer Mohr.
 
 
* Non-executive Group Chairman
 Independent non-executive Director
 
 
 
For and on behalf of
HSBC Holdings plc
 
Aileen Taylor
Group Company Secretary and Chief Governance Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: Aileen Taylor
 
Title: Group Company Secretary and Chief Governance Officer
 
 
 
Date: 24 April 2020