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 2018, together with historic dividend values and payments from 1997 to the present.

2018 history and timetable

Dividend Declared Paid Value per share Timetable
Fourth interim 19 Feb 2019 To be paid on 08 Apr 2019

Timetable information

  • 19 Feb 2019 Announcement
  • 21 Feb 2019 Shares quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 22 Feb 2019 Record date in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 08 Apr 2019 Payment date
Third interim 02 Oct 2018 21 Nov 2018 US$0.10

(£0.077800)
(HK$0.782906)

Timetable information

  • 02 Oct 2018 Announcement
  • 11 Oct 2018 Shares quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 12 Oct 2018 Record date in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 21 Nov 2018 Payment date
Second interim 06 Aug 2018 27 Sep 2018 US$0.10

(£0.076320)
(HK$0.784661)

Timetable information

  • 06 Aug 2018 Announcement
  • 16 Aug 2018 ADSs quoted ex-dividend in New York
  • 16 Aug 2018 Shares quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, Paris and Bermuda
  • 17 Aug 2018 Record date in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 27 Sep 2018 Payment date
First interim 04 May 2018 05 Jul 2018 US$0.10

(£0.075502)
(HK$0.784833)

Timetable information

  • 04 May 2018 Announcement
  • 17 May 2018 ADSs quoted ex-dividend in New York
  • 17 May 2018 Shares quoted ex-dividend in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 18 May 2018 Record date in London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda
  • 05 Jul 2018 Payment date
TOTAL*
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.

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