Appointment of Antonio Simoes as CEO of HSBC Bank plc

HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, announces that with effect from 1 September 2015 Antonio Simoes will be appointed as Chief Executive of HSBC Bank plc and Chief Executive of Europe. He will join the Group Management Board.

Simoes joined HSBC in 2007 from McKinsey & Co. He led HSBC’s Group Strategy and M&A activities, and in 2009 assumed responsibilities for Planning and Chief of Staff to the Group CEO. He was appointed Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management for Europe in January 2012. In November 2012, he was appointed Chief Executive of the UK Bank and Deputy Chief Executive, HSBC Bank plc.

Antonio Simoes succeeds Alan Keir, who will step down as Chief Executive of HSBC Bank Plc effective 30 September, and will retire from the Group effective 31 March 2016, after a distinguished 34-year career at HSBC. Keir joined HSBC in 1981 and has worked in a variety of roles before being appointed to his current position in October 2013.

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Notes to editors:

1. HSBC Bank plc
HSBC serves 16.1 million customers in the UK and employs approximately 48,000 people. In the UK, HSBC offers a complete range of personal, premier and private banking services including bank accounts and mortgages. It also provides commercial banking for small to medium businesses and corporate and institutional banking services. HSBC Bank plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc.

2. HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 6,100 offices in 72 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,572bn at 30 June 2015, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

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