London -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 9, 2007 --

Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F

HSBC Holdings plc has today filed with the SEC an annual report on Form 20-F that 
includes audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2006.  

The annual report on Form 20-F is available on the Company's website -  Shareholders may obtain, free of charge, a printed 
copy of the complete audited financial statements as contained in the Annual Report
and Accounts 2006 from Employee Communications, HSBC North America, 2700 
Sanders Road, Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070, USA or alternatively from Group 
Communications, HSBC Holdings plc, 8 Canada Square, London, E14 5HQ; Group 
Public Affairs, or The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, 1 
Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong; or Direction de la Communication, HSBC 
France, 103 avenue des Champs Elysées, 75419 Paris Cedex 08, France.

N S Black
Assistant Secretary
HSBC Holdings plc
00 44 20 7991 2652