HSBC Bank plc

76 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EL

HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations, with 6,300 offices in both established and emerging markets, serving over 60 million customers through for Global Businesses; Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking, across 75 countries and territories.

HSBC in Scotland now employs in excess of 3,300 people, and has a key and differentiated role to play in supporting Scotland's economic growth, whcih can be demonstrated through our continuing investment in our Scottish business in recent years, and our increased commitment to Scotland through the most challenging of economic times. HSBC has a very clear and differentiated strategy in financial services sector, aligned to a number of Scotland's strategic objective; globalisation, first class customer service and supporting Scotland's economic growth through lending.

Supporting the unemployment issue, and in particular those furthest away from employment, HSBC announced a major new programme in July 2013, Opportunity Partnership, with a £30 million donation over 3 years to help tackle youth unemployment in the UK. In Scotland alone, during the first year, HSBC will support in excess of 1,100 young people at the the Opportunity Partnership.

HSBC Commercial Banking

For nearly 150 years HSBC has been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. Today, HSBC Commercial Banking serves businesses ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals in over 60 developed and faster-growing markets around the world. Whether it is working capital, trade finance or payments and cash management solutions, they provide the tools and expertise that businesses need to thrive. With a network covering three quarters of global commerce, HSBC has become the world's leading international trade and business bank.

Alison McGregor CEO, Scotland
+ 44 (0) 8455 858186