Dividend history and timetable

In line with the Board’s policy, dividends are paid every quarter on ordinary shares, with a pattern of three equal interim dividends for the first three quarters and a variable fourth interim dividend. Dividends are declared in US dollars but can also be paid in UK pounds sterling, Hong Kong dollars, or a combination of these three currencies, at the shareholder’s request. Dividends may also be satisfied, either completely or partially, by the issue of new shares instead of cash.

Below you can view the proposed timetable for the quarterly interim dividends in respect of 2019, together with historic dividend values and payments from 1997 to the present.

2019

Dividend Announcement Payment date Value per share Timetable
Fourth interim 18 Feb 2020 14 Apr 2020

Timetable information

  • 18 Feb 2020 Announcement
  • 27 Feb 2020 Shares quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 28 Feb 2020 Record date in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 14 Apr 2020 Payment date
Third interim 02 Oct 2019 20 Nov 2019 US$0.10

(£0.077998)
(HK$0.783290)

Timetable information

  • 02 Oct 2019 Announcement
  • 10 Oct 2019 Shares quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 11 Oct 2019 Record date in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 20 Nov 2019 Payment date
Second interim 05 Aug 2019 26 Sep 2019 US$0.10

(£0.080335)
(HK$0.781801)

Timetable information

  • 05 Aug 2019 Announcement
  • 15 Aug 2019 Shares quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 16 Aug 2019 Record date in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 26 Sep 2019 Payment date
First interim 03 May 2019 05 Jul 2019 US$0.10

(£0.078368)
(HK$0.781276)

Timetable information

  • 03 May 2019 Announcement
  • 16 May 2019 Shares quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 17 May 2019 Record date in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 05 Jul 2019 Payment date
TOTAL*US$0.30

*Year-to-date dividend for the current year. Sterling and Hong Kong dollar equivalents for the current year will be shown when all translated dividend amounts for the year are available.


Note: Translated amounts are approximate.


For administrative questions relating to the payment of dividends, please contact the appropriate Registrars, ADR Depository or Paying Agent relating to your HSBC shareholding. Visit the Investor contacts page for details.

News and insight

Cutting congestion lifts growth

Making it easier to get around cities could boost the economy and protect people’s health.

Banking in the future

From big data to biometrics, how will technology change banking over the next 10 years?

Diversity: the next step

Businesses can benefit from embedding diversity across their operations, according to a new report.