VANCOUVER, April 30 /CNW/ - HSBC Bank Canada, its subsidiaries and
affiliates have published their seventh annual Public Accountability Statement
entitled, HSBC Bank Canada in the Community 2008. The document is available
online at hsbc.ca.
Lindsay Gordon, President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank
Canada, said: "As part of 'The world's local bank', HSBC Bank Canada takes its
corporate responsibility very seriously. We believe in sharing our success
with the communities in which we live and work. That's why we support a range
of not-for-profit organizations across the country, especially those that
place an emphasis on education and the environment - both a primary focus for
our community investment."
HSBC Bank Canada in the Community 2008 includes information on the bank's
charitable donations and sponsorships that support educational, environmental
and community organizations, and its commitment to its employees and
Printed copies of this publication are also available at any branch of
HSBC Bank Canada.
HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, has more than 290
offices, including over 140 bank branches, and is the leading international
bank in Canada. With around 9,500 offices in 86 countries and territories and
assets of US$2,527 billion at 31 December 2008, the HSBC Group is one of the
world's largest banking and financial services organizations.
For further information:
For further information: Media enquiries: Ernest Yee, Vice President,
Corporate Affairs, (604) 641-2973; Sharon Wilks, Senior Manager, Public
Affairs, (416) 868-3878