HSBC and its affiliates play a variety of roles in connection with the issuance of the securities, including acting as calculation agent and hedging our obligations under the securities. You are willing and able to hold the ROS to maturity. Our SEC file number is If your securities are linked to the SX5E: The price to public takes into account certain costs.

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We urge you to consult your investment, legal, tax, accounting and other advisors before you invest in the ROS. Your investment will be fully exposed to any decline in the Ending Index Level as compared to the Initial Index Level.

You should reach an investment decision only after you have carefully considered with your advisors the suitability of an investment in the ROS in light of your particular circumstances. Your investment in the securities may result in a loss. There is no direct legal authority as to the proper tax treatment of the securities, and therefore significant aspects of the tax treatment of the securities are uncertain as to both the timing and character of any inclusion in income in respect of the securities.

Under one approach, a security should be treated as a pre-paid executory contract with respect to the relevant Reference Asset. Although the actual level of the Reference Asset on the stated Maturity Date or at other times during the term of the securities may be higher than the Final Level, the Payment at Maturity will be based solely on the Official Closing Level of the Reference Asset on the Final Valuation Date.

Investing in the ROS is not equivalent to investing directly in the Index. If the relevant underlying Reference Return is greater than or equal to zeroyou will receive the lesser of: On ug-8d Maturity Date, for each security you hold, we will pay you the Final Settlement Value, which is an amount in cash, as described below:. Investors receive enhanced upside participation in the positive performance of the Index up to the applicable Maximum Gain the actual Maximum Gain for the Securities will be determined on the Trade Date.


You should refer to information filed with the SEC and other authorities by the entities whose stock is included in, or owned by, the relevant Reference Asset, as the case may be, and consult your tax advisor regarding the possible consequences to you if one or more of the entities whose stock is uf-8d in, or owned by, the relevant Reference Asset, as the case may be, is or becomes a PFIC or a USRPHC.

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You do not seek current income from this investment. The STOXX Europe Supersector indices contain the largest stocks traded on the major exchanges of 18 European countries and are organized into the following 19 Supersectors: The following examples illustrate how the total returns set forth in the table and graph above are calculated. Notice to Canadian Investors. Accordingly, you should be willing and able to hold your ROS to maturity. 94vv-0


The securities may not be suitable for you if:. An investment in the ROS involves significant risks. For a different portion of the notes to be sold in this offering, an affiliated bank will receive a fee and another affiliate will receive a structuring and development fee. As a result, the actual and perceived creditworthiness of HSBC may affect the market value of the securities and, in the event HSBC were to default on its obligations, you may not receive the amounts owed to you under the terms of the securities.


HSBC has filed a registration statement including a prospectus, a prospectus supplement and Equity Index Underlying Supplement with the SEC for the offerings to which this free writing prospectus relates.

If the Index Return is negative over the term of the ROS, at maturity investors will receive their principal reduced by that negative Index Return.


These factors may adversely affect the performance of the SX5E and, as uh-8d result, the value of the securities. Term sheet To prospectus dated December 1,prospectus supplement dated October 12, and product supplement no.

The securities are not insured or guaranteed by any governmental agency of the United States or any other jurisdiction. Each Estimated Initial Value will be calculated on the Pricing Date and will be set forth in the pricing supplement to which this free writing prospectus relates.

The closing level of the Index on the Final Valuation Date. Any such actions could affect the value of the securities. In performing these duties, the economic interests of the calculation agent and other affiliates of ours are potentially adverse to your interests as an investor in the securities. The arithmetic average of the Index closing levels on each 49v-0 the five Ending Averaging Dates.

You are willing and able to hold the ROS to maturity. You prefer to receive the dividends or other distributions paid on the stocks comprising the relevant Reference Asset, or the Reference Asset itself, as applicable. The following table and examples 94-0 provided for illustrative purposes only and are hypothetical. The prices of these non-U. It is designed to measure performance of the broad domestic economy through changes in the aggregate market value of stocks representing all major industries.

This term sheet, together with the documents listed below, contains the terms of the notes and supersedes all other prior or contemporaneous oral statements as well as any other written materials including preliminary or indicative pricing terms, correspondence, trade ideas, structures for implementation, sample structures, fact sheets, brochures or other educational materials of ours.