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 July 2018
 
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-   ).
 
 
 
 
 
BLOCK LISTING SIX MONTHLY RETURN
 
Information provided on this form must be typed or printed electronically and provided to an ris.
 
Date: 9 July 2018                 
 
 
Name of applicant:
 
HSBC Holdings plc
 
Name of scheme:
 
1.   Employee Share Option Scheme
2.   Executive Share Option Scheme
3.   Employee SAYE Plan
4.   Ongoing obligations to issue shares in connection with the acquisition of HSBC Finance Corporation (formerly Household International Inc.)
5.   HSBC Holdings Group Share Option Plan
6.   HSBC Share Plan
7.   HSBC Share Plan 2011
8.   HSBC International Employee Share Purchase Plan
 
Period of return:
 
From:
 
01.01.2018
 
To:
 
30.06.2018
 
Balance of unallotted securities under scheme(s) from previous return:
 
1.   122,418 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
2.   1,468,459 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
3.   6,636,821 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
4.   68,325,450 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
5.   19,458,570 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
6.   824,887 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
7.   99,351,976 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
8.   658,363 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each
 
Plus:  The amount by which the block scheme(s) has been increased since the date of the last return (if any increase has been applied for):
 
1.   0
2.   0
3.   0
4.   0
5.   0
6.   0
7.   0
8.   0
 
Less:  Number of securities issued/allotted under scheme(s) during period (see LR3.5.7G):
 
1.   0
2.   0
3.   1,955,790
4.   0
5.   0
6.   0
7.   57,151,342
8.   57,702
 
Equals:  Balance under scheme(s) not yet issued/allotted at end of period:
 
1.   122,418
2.   1,468,459
3.   4,681,031
4.   68,325,450
5.   19,458,570
6.   824,887
7.   42,200,634
8.   600,661
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name of contact:
 
JJ Williams, Assistant Group Company Secretary
 
Telephone number of contact:
 
020 3268 3568
 
 
 
 
 
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: 09 July 2018