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Third Interim Dividend for 2013

Released 09:15 07-Oct-2013
Number 8581P09

RNS Number : 8581P
HSBC Holdings PLC
07 October 2013
 



 

 

HSBC HOLDINGS PLC

THIRD INTERIM DIVIDEND FOR 2013

ON ORDINARY SHARES

 

The Directors of HSBC Holdings plc have declared a third interim dividend of US$0.10 per ordinary share in respect of the year ending 31 December 2013 in accordance with their intention, as set out in the 2012 Annual Report and Accounts, to pay quarterly dividends on the ordinary shares in a pattern of three equal dividends with a variable fourth interim dividend. The ordinary shares will be quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, Paris and Bermuda on 23 October 2013. The American Depositary Shares will be quoted ex-dividend in New York on 23 October 2013. The dividend will be payable on 11 December 2013 to holders of record on 24 October 2013 on the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register and 25 October 2013 on the Principal Register in the United Kingdom or the Bermuda Overseas Branch Register.

 

The third interim dividend will be payable on 11 December 2013 in cash in US dollars, sterling or Hong Kong dollars, or a combination of these currencies, at the forward exchange rates quoted by HSBC Bank plc in London at or about 11.00am on 2 December 2013, or as a scrip dividend. Particulars of these arrangements will be mailed to holders of ordinary shares on or about 5 November 2013 and elections will be required to be made by 27 November 2013.

 

Any person who has acquired ordinary shares registered on the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register but who has not lodged the share transfer with the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Registrar should do so before 4.00pm on 24 October 2013 in order to receive the dividend.

 

Any person who has acquired ordinary shares registered on the Principal Register in the United Kingdom but who has not lodged the share transfer with the Principal Registrar should do so before 4.00pm on 25 October 2013 in order to receive the dividend.

 

Any person who has acquired ordinary shares registered on the Bermuda Overseas Branch Register but who has not lodged the share transfer with the Bermuda Overseas Branch Registrar should do so before 4.00pm on 25 October 2013 in order to receive the dividend.

 

Removals of ordinary shares may not be made to or from the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register on 25 October 2013. Accordingly any person who wishes to remove shares to the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register must lodge the removal request with the Principal Registrar in the United Kingdom or the Bermuda Overseas Branch Registrar by 4.00pm on 23 October 2013. Any person who wishes to remove shares from the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register must lodge the removal request with the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Registrar by 4.00pm on 24 October 2013.

 

Payment on Ordinary Shares held through Euroclear France

 

The dividend will be payable on ordinary shares held through Euroclear France, the settlement and central depositary system for Euronext Paris, on 11 December 2013 to the holders of record on 25 October 2013. The dividend will be payable by Euroclear France in cash, in euros, at the forward exchange rate quoted by HSBC France at or about 12 noon on 2 December 2013, or as a scrip dividend. Particulars of these arrangements will be announced through Euronext Paris on 16 October and 30 October 2013. 

 

Payment on American Depositary Shares

 

The dividend will be payable on American Depositary Shares, each of which represents five ordinary shares, on 11 December 2013 to holders of record on 25 October 2013. The dividend of US$0.50 per American Depositary Share will be payable by the depositary in cash in US dollars or as a scrip dividend of new American Depositary Shares. Particulars of these arrangements will be mailed to holders on or about 5 November 2013 and elections will be required to be made by 21 November 2013. Alternatively, the cash dividend may be invested in additional American Depositary Shares for participants in the dividend reinvestment plan operated by the depositary.

 

In order to be eligible to receive the dividend, American Depositary Shares must be registered on the books of the depositary by close of business on 25 October 2013.

 

By order of the Board

Ben J S Mathews

Group Company Secretary

 

The Directors of HSBC Holdings plc are D J Flint, S T Gulliver, S A Catz, L M L Cha, M K T Cheung, J D Coombe, Sir Jonathan Evans, J Faber, R A Fairhead, R Fassbind, J W J Hughes-Hallett, W S H Laidlaw, J P Lipsky, J R Lomax, I J Mackay and Sir Simon Robertson.

 

†   Independent non-executive Director

  

Note to editors:

 

The HSBC Group

HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 6,600 offices in 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,645bn at 30 June 2013, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations.

 

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