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 December
 
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
PUBLICATION OF DRAWDOWN PROSPECTUS
 
The following drawdown prospectus (the 'Drawdown Prospectus') is available for viewing:
 
Drawdown Prospectus in relation to HSBC Holdings plc's issue of AUD650,000,000 Floating Rate Notes due February 2024 and AUD350,000,000 Fixed to Floating Rate Notes due February 2024 under its Debt Issuance Programme.
 
To view the full document, please paste the following URL into the address bar of your browser:
http://www.hsbc.com/investor-relations/fixed-income-investors/hsbc-holdings-securities
 
A copy of the Drawdown Prospectus has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM
 
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Media enquiries to:
 
 
 
Matthew Payne
+44 (0) 20 7993 0139
matthew.payne@hsbc.com
 
Note to editors:
HSBC Group
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 3,900 offices in 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,526bn at 30 September 2017, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations.
 
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DISCLAIMER - INTENDED ADDRESSEES
 
 
IMPORTANT: You must read the following before continuing: The following applies to the Drawdown Prospectus available by clicking on the link above, and you are therefore advised to read this carefully before reading, accessing or making any other use of the Drawdown Prospectus. In accessing the Drawdown Prospectus, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions, including any modifications to them, any time you receive any information from us as a result of such access.
 
 
The Drawdown Prospectus referred to above must be read in conjunction with the base prospectus dated 14 March 2017 as supplemented by the base prospectus supplements dated 10 May 2017, 2 August 2017, 28 September 2017 and 31 October 2017 which together constitute a base prospectus (the "Prospectus") for the purposes of the Prospectus Directive (Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended).
 
 
THE DRAWDOWN PROSPECTUS MAY NOT BE FORWARDED OR DISTRIBUTED OTHER THAN AS PROVIDED BELOW AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER. THE DRAWDOWN PROSPECTUS MAY ONLY BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES TO PERSONS THAT ARE NOT U.S. PERSONS AS DEFINED IN, AND IN RELIANCE ON, REGULATION S UNDER THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE "SECURITIES ACT"). ANY FORWARDING, DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE DRAWDOWN PROSPECTUS IN WHOLE OR IN PART IS PROHIBITED. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS NOTICE MAY RESULT IN A VIOLATION OF THE SECURITIES ACT OR THE APPLICABLE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS.
 
 
NOTHING IN THIS ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION CONSTITUTES AN OFFER OF SECURITIES FOR SALE IN ANY JURISDICTION. ANY NOTES ISSUED OR TO BE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE DRAWDOWN PROSPECTUS HAVE NOT BEEN, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTION. ANY NOTES ISSUED OR TO BE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE DRAWDOWN PROSPECTUS MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD, PLEDGED OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT IN AN OFFSHORE TRANSACTION TO A PERSON THAT IS NOT A U.S. PERSON IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 903 OR RULE 904 OF REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT.
 
 
Please note that the information contained in the Drawdown Prospectus and the Prospectus referred to above may be addressed to and/or targeted at persons who are residents of particular countries (specified in the Drawdown Prospectus and/or the Prospectus) only and is not intended for use and should not be relied upon by any person outside these countries and/or to whom the offer contained in the Drawdown Prospectus and/or the Prospectus is not addressed. Prior to relying on the information contained in the Drawdown Prospectus and/or Prospectus you must ascertain from the Drawdown Prospectus and Prospectus whether or not you are part of the intended addressees of the information contained therein.
 
 
Confirmation of your Representation: In order to be eligible to view the Drawdown Prospectus or make an investment decision with respect to any Notes issued or to be issued pursuant to the Drawdown Prospectus, you must be a person other than a U.S. person (within the meaning of Regulation S under the Securities Act). By accessing the Drawdown Prospectus, you shall be deemed to have represented that you are not a U.S. person, and that you consent to delivery of the Drawdown Prospectus via electronic publication.
 
 
You are reminded that the Drawdown Prospectus has been made available to you on the basis that you are a person into whose possession the Drawdown Prospectus may be lawfully delivered in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are located and you may not, nor are you authorised to, deliver the Drawdown Prospectus to any other person.
 
 
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The Drawdown Prospectus does not constitute, and may not be used in connection with, an offer or solicitation in any place where offers or solicitations are not permitted by law. If a jurisdiction requires that the offering be made by a licensed broker or dealer and the underwriters or any affiliate of the underwriters is a licensed broker or dealer in that jurisdiction, the offering shall be deemed to be made by the underwriters or such affiliate on behalf of the issuer in such jurisdiction. Under no circumstances shall the Drawdown Prospectus constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any Notes issued or to be issued pursuant to the Drawdown Prospectus, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
 
 
The Drawdown Prospectus has been made available to you in an electronic form. You are reminded that documents transmitted via this medium may be altered or changed during the process of electronic transmission and consequently none of the issuer, its advisers nor any person who controls any of them nor any director, officer, employee nor agent of it or affiliate of any such person accepts any liability or responsibility whatsoever in respect of any difference between the Drawdown Prospectus made available to you in electronic format and the hard copy version available to you on request from the issuer.
 
Your right to access this service is conditional upon complying with the above requirement.
 
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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: 28 December 2017