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HSBC Holdings PLC
19 September 2016

19 September 2016                  HSBC HOLDINGS PLC


On 3 August 2016, the Directors of HSBC Holdings plc declared the second interim dividend for 2016 of US$0.10 per ordinary share. The dividend is payable on 28 September 2016 to holders of record on 12 August 2016 on the Principal Register in the United Kingdom or the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register or the Bermuda Overseas Branch Register. The dividend is payable in cash in United States dollars, sterling or Hong Kong dollars, or a combination of these currencies, and with a scrip dividend alternative.

Dividends payable in cash in Hong Kong dollars or sterling will be converted from United States dollars at the forward exchange rates quoted by HSBC Bank plc in London at or about 11.00 am on 19 September 2016 (US$1=HK$7.757610 and £1=US$1.304925). Accordingly, the cash dividend payable on 28 September 2016 will be:

US$0.10 per share;

approximately HK$0.775761 per share; or

approximately £0.076633 per share.

For holders of American Depositary Shares ('ADSs'), each of which represents five ordinary shares, the cash dividend payable will be US$0.50 per ADS. It will be paid on 28 September 2016. The dividend for participants in the dividend reinvestment plan, operated by the Bank of New York Mellon, will be invested in additional ADSs.


For and on behalf of

HSBC Holdings plc


Ben J S Mathews

Group Company Secretary



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