HSBC Bank Canada Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — HSBC Bank Canada has named Daniel Hankinson Chief Financial Officer to succeed Gerhardt Samwell who left HSBC in July to pursue other opportunities. Dan is expected to enter service in September 2022. Kevin Nichols, Vice President of the Bank and Head of Asset Liability and Capital Management Canada is acting CFO during this interim period.

Dan joined HSBC in 2001 and has held senior positions in finance in Asia and the UK, overseeing regionally and leading key change initiatives. Most recently, he was Global Head of Recovery & Resolution Planning, with responsibility for overseeing improvements to the Group’s recovery and resolution processes. Prior to that, he held positions as Head of Asset, Liability and Capital Management for the Asia-Pacific region and was Chief Financial Officer for HSBC Indonesia. As Global Head of Regulatory Reporting Transformation, he led initiatives to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of HSBC’s global regulatory reporting.

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Linda Seymour, President and CEO of HSBC Bank Canada said, “We are fortunate to have a comprehensive bank of diverse international capabilities at HSBC and that is exactly what Dan brings. We look forward to him joining our Canadian business and leadership team as we build on our very strong results in Canada and as part of the US region.”

“Our thanks to Gerhardt for his leadership over the past four years. His customer focus was especially important as we invested in growing our business and building the digital tools our customers increasingly demand. He was a valued member of our Executive Committee. I would also like to thank Kevin for his efforts as Acting CFO over the past few weeks.”

HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc (“HSBC Group”), is the leading international bank in the country. We help businesses and individuals across Canada do business and manage their finances here and internationally through four companies: Commercial Banking, Global Banking, Markets and Securities Services, and Wealth and Personal Banking. HSBC Group is committed to going net zero in its operations and funded emissions and is working with our customers to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC Bank Canada, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 64 countries and territories in the geographic regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2.985 billion as of June 30, 2022, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services companies.

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