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INTERIM DIVIDEND FOR 2016
Directors of HSBC Holdings plc (the "Company") have declared the
third interim dividend for 2016 of US$0.10 per ordinary share. The
dividend is payable on 6 December 2016 to holders of record on 21
October 2016 on the Principal Register in the United Kingdom or the
Bermuda Overseas Branch Register and to holders of record on 24
October 2016 on the Hong Kong
Overseas Branch Register.
ordinary shares of US$0.50 each will be allotted and issued on 6
December 2016 by the Company to those shareholders who elected to
receive the scrip dividend alternative.
shares will rank pari passu with the existing issued ordinary
shares of the Company. Application will be made to the Financial
Conduct Authority for the shares to be admitted to the Official
List and to the London Stock Exchange for the shares to be admitted
expected to commence on 6 December 2016.
on behalf of
HSBC Holdings plc
Ben J S
 Record date on the
Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register changed in accordance with
Practice Note 8 to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited due to raising of typhoon
signal no.8 in Hong Kong on 21 October 2016.
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.
Ben J S Mathews
Group Company Secretary
30 November 2016