HSBC China earthquake and Myanmar cyclone relief

Thank you for your support

Thank you for your generous donations to the Red Cross to support the relief and reconstruction work in mainland China and Myanmar following the natural disasters. According to the Hong Kong Red Cross, HK$220,018,706.38* was donated by the Hongkong Bank Foundation, HSBC employees, customers and the public through the Bank's dedicated mainland China earthquake relief account. This is the single biggest donation that the Hong Kong Red Cross has received to date.

The final balances of the two donation accounts are as follows:

HSBC China Earthquake Relief : HK$220,018,706.38*

HSBC Myanmar Cyclone Relief : HK$8,000,129.61*

The above two accounts were closed on 31 May 2008.

The contribution comprises a HK$20,148,144.80 donation from HSBC's charitable arm, the Hongkong Bank Foundation, and a HK$199,870,561.58* donation raised from HSBC employees, customers and the public through the Bank's dedicated account, the HSBC China Earthquake Relief Account, from 14 to 31 May 2008. During this period, in excess of 117,000 individual donations were received from Hong Kong and 13 other countries or territories.

*Remark: including interest of the bank account

Progress update

Hong Kong Red Cross progress report on HSBC donation to China earthquake relief (Feb 2010)

Hong Kong Red Cross progress report on HSBC donation to China earthquake relief (9 May 2009)

Hong Kong Red Cross progress report on HSBC donation to Myanmar cyclone relief (1 December 2009)

Donation and receipt arrangement FAQs

The Hong Kong Red Cross continues to receive donations from the public. For details, please visit the Red Cross webpage at www.redcross.org.hk.

Due to the very high volume of requests for receipt, donors should expect to receive receipts issued by the Hong Kong Red Cross by October 2008.

For enquiries, please call: (852) 2748 3322.

Last updated on 11 May 2010

Teresa Au, Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific Region presented the donation to Mrs Patricia S H Ling, Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Red Cross.

Teresa Au, Head of Corporate Sustainability Asia Pacific Region presented the donation to Mrs Patricia S H Ling, Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Red Cross.

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On behalf of HSBC, I would like to thank our employees, customers and the general public for their generosity in aiding earthquake relief efforts throughout the affected
areas.

Teresa Au
Head of Corporate Sustainability
Asia Pacific Region