The following is the text of an announcement released to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 23 September 2021 pursuant to rule 17.06A of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited:
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23 September 2021
(Hong Kong Stock Code: 5)
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
GRANT OF SHARE OPTIONS
This announcement is made pursuant to Rule 17.06A of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
On 22 September 2021, HSBC Holdings plc (the "Company") granted share options ("Options") to employees to subscribe for a total of 15,410,381 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each of the Company under the HSBC Holdings Savings-Related Share Option Plan (UK). The following are the details of the grant:
Exercise Price at which the Options were granted
Number of shares under Option
Total number of Options granted
Closing price of the ordinary shares, on the London Stock Exchange and on the date of grant
Validity period of the Options
3 years, exercisable from 1 November 2024 to 30 April 2025
5 years, exercisable from 1 November 2026 to 30 April 2027
There were no Options granted to any director of the Company.
For and on behalf of
HSBC Holdings plc
Group Company Secretary and Chief Governance Officer
The Board of Directors of HSBC Holdings plc as at the date of this announcement comprises:
Mark Tucker*, Noel Quinn, Rachel Duan†, Carolyn Julie Fairbairn†, James Anthony Forese†, Steven Guggenheimer†, Irene Lee†, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña†, Eileen K Murray†, David Nish†, Ewen Stevenson, Jackson Tai† and Pauline van der Meer Mohr†.
* Non-executive Group Chairman
† Independent non-executive Director