Filed: 29 Sep 21, 12:13pm
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 September
HSBC Holdings plc
42nd Floor, 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ, England
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F).
Form 20-F X Form 40-F  
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).
Yes  No X
(If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-   ).
29 September 2021
Notification of a Transaction by a Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities
On 27 September 2021, Ian Stuart acquired 39 ordinary shares of US$0.50 each (the "Shares") in HSBC Holdings plc (the "Company"). The Shares were acquired under the Company's UK Share Incentive Plan ("SIP") at £3.8055 per Share.
The following disclosure is made in accordance with the UK version of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014.
1 - Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
Name of natural personIan Stuart 
2 - Reason for the notification
Position/statusChief Executive, HSBC UK Bank plc
Initial notification/amendment
Initial Notification
3 - Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
Full name of the entityHSBC Holdings plc
Legal Entity Identifier codeMLU0ZO3ML4LN2LL2TL39
4 - Details of the transaction(s)
Transaction(s) summary table
 Date of TransactionFinancial InstrumentIdentification CodePlace of TransactionCurrency 
 2021-09-27Ordinary shares of US$0.50 eachGB0005405286London Stock Exchange, Main Market (XLON)GBP - British Pound 
 Nature of Transaction: PriceVolumeTotal 
Acquisition under the UK Share Incentive Plan £3.8139£148.41 
For any queries related to this notification, please contact: 
Lee Davis
Shareholder Services
020 7991 3048
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: 29 September 2021