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Change of Ownership of HSBC Bank plc European Branches, Operations and Subsidiaries

As political and regulatory change in Europe continues, it is important that HSBC organises its business in a way that supports its pan-European proposition for customers. To achieve this, HSBC France:

    - Acquired on 1 August 2018 two European subsidiaries, HSBC Polska Bank SA in Poland and HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) DAC in Ireland, direct and indirect subsidiaries of HSBC Bank plc respectively;

    - Will acquire the activities of seven European branches (in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain) from HSBC Bank plc. The acquisition of these activities is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2019.

These HSBC businesses currently service both Global Banking and Markets and Commercial Banking customers. In particular, HSBC businesses in Ireland and Luxembourg provide securities services to fund and corporate customers.

These changes have been and will be approved by the appropriate supervisory authorities and the relevant Boards of Directors.

All entities and activities acquired and to be acquired had a combined profit before tax of US$203m (EUR168m) in 2017, and a total balance sheet of US$15.1bn (EUR13.0bn) at 31 December 2017.

HSBC France is a 99.99% subsidiary of HSBC Bank plc. This restructuring, internal to HSBC Bank plc, will not impact the capital ratios of HSBC France.

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by Oui on Tue Aug 14th, 2018 at 10:56:55 AM EST

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