SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a - 16 or 15d - 16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of December
HSBC Holdings plc
42nd Floor, 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ, England
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HSBC HOLDINGS PLC
2 December 2021
Transaction in own shares
HSBC Holdings plc (the "Company") announces that it has purchased for cancellation the following number of its ordinary shares of US$0.50 from Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc ("Morgan Stanley") as part of its buy-back announced on 26 October 2021.
|Date of purchase:||2 December 2021|
|Number of ordinary shares of US$0.50 each purchased:||909,721|
|Highest price paid per share:||£4.3295|
|Lowest price paid per share:||£4.2500|
|Volume weighted average price paid per share:||£4.2865|
All repurchases by the Company are "on Exchange" transactions (as such term is defined in the rules of the London Stock Exchange) and "on market" for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006.
Following the cancellation of the repurchased shares, the Company will have 20,666,686,465 ordinary shares in issue, including 325,273,407 ordinary shares which are held in treasury. Therefore the total voting rights in the Company will be 20,341,413,058. This figure for the total number of voting rights may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 as it forms part of domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, a full breakdown of the individual trades made by Morgan Stanley on behalf of the Company is attached to this announcement.
This announcement will also be available on HSBC's website at www.hsbc.com/sea
Corporate Governance & Secretariat
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|HSBC Holdings plc|
|Name: Aileen Taylor|
|Title: Group Company Secretary and Chief Governance Officer|
Date: 02 December 2021