Scrip Dividend - Issue Announcement
27 March 2019
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
FOURTH INTERIM DIVIDEND FOR 2018
The Directors of HSBC Holdings plc (the "Company") have declared the fourth interim dividend for 2018 of US$0.21 per ordinary share. The dividend is payable on 8 April 2019 to holders of record on 22 February 2019 on the Principal Register in the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Overseas Branch Register or the Bermuda Overseas Branch Register.
140,792,298 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each will be allotted and issued on 8 April 2019 by the Company to those shareholders who elected to receive the scrip dividend alternative.
The 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 to trading.
Dealings are expected to commence on 8 April 2019.
For and on behalf of
HSBC Holdings plc
Ben J S Mathews
Group Company Secretary
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