Frequently Asked Questions - Investor Relations                                                                            

Where is Standard Chartered stock traded?show/hide

Standard Chartered ordinary shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Our Indian Depository Receipts (IDRs) are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. Ten IDRs represent one ordinary share.

What is the Standard Chartered PLC stock symbol?show/hide



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How do I buy and trade shares?show/hide

You can buy and sell our ordinary shares through a financial adviser or stockbroker, a bank or building society, or share shops that offer a similar service. The commission charges for buying and selling shares will vary depending on the organisation.

Who is Standard Chartered's registrar?show/hide

Our UK registrar is:

Computershare Investor Services PLC.
The Pavilions,
Bridgwater Road,
BS99 6ZZ
Tel: 0370 702 0138

Our Hong Kong registrar (for shareholders on the Hong Kong register) is:

Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited
17M, Hopewell Centre
183 Queens Road East
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2862 8555

Our Indian registrar (for Indian Depository Receipt holders only) is:

Karvy Computershare Private Limited
Karvy Selenium Tower B, Plot 31-32,
Gachibowli, Financial District,
Nanakramguda, Hyderabad 500 032,

Please contact our registrars for all shareholder queries.

Where can I get shareholder information online?show/hide

You can get details of your current holdings, dividends and other shareholder information through our registrars' websites. You can also register to receive email e-mail updates when shareholder documents are available instead of receiving printed documents.

UK registrar:

HK registrar:

India registrar:

Why don't I receive the full statutory report and accounts?show/hide

Most of our shareholders opt to receive the annual review and summary financial statement instead of the full report and accounts. We make every effort to ensure that the annual review contains the right balance of information. Being a review, it doesn't contain as much technical information as the full report and accounts.

If you would like to receive the full report and accounts, please contact the Shareholder Helpline on +44 (0) 370 702 0138 (UK) or +852 2862 8628 (Hong Kong).

Is it possible to receive documents from Standard Chartered in Chinese?show/hide

Chinese documents are available to shareholders who are registered on the Hong Kong register. Please contact Computershare Hong Kong Investor Services Limited via

Where can I find stock exchange announcements released by Standard Chartered?show/hide

You can find Stock Exchange announcements, released on the London Stock Exchange, on our website:

How many shares does Standard Chartered have in issue?show/hide

We issue a 'Total Voting Rights' announcement once a month which details the number of ordinary and preference shares in issue. Stock Exchange announcements can be viewed on our website at:

How do I know when Standard Chartered will report its next Financial Results?show/hide

All upcoming announcements and events are listed on our Financial Calendar.

What is Standard Chartered's official accounting currency?show/hide

Our official accounting currency is US dollars. This is because most of our business is carried out in US dollars or currencies linked to the US dollar.

Do you have shareholder meetings?show/hide

Yes, you'll be invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year. If there's a particularly important matter that can't wait until the next AGM, shareholders may be called to an Extraordinary General Meeting.

When is the next Annual General Meeting?show/hide

AGMs are generally held in May each year. Please check out our Financial Calendar for information on upcoming events.

What happens at the Annual General Meeting?show/hide

The AGM reviews Standard Chartered's performance over the past year and gives shareholders the opportunity to ask questions and vote on key issues. These include the approval of the Annual Report and Accounts, the election of directors and the re-election of auditors.

Shareholders can ask questions relating to items on the meeting agenda, as well as general questions about Standard Chartered and its activities. There may also be special issues to vote on.

What if I cannot attend the Annual General Meeting?show/hide

If you're unable to attend in person, you can still get your views heard. If shares are registered in your name, we'll send you a proxy form before the meeting, allowing you to vote for or against each of the items (resolutions) on the agenda. You can also use the form to appoint the Chairman of the meeting to cast your proxy vote in the way you want, or to vote on your behalf at their discretion. Alternatively, you can nominate someone else to attend the meeting and vote for you as your proxy. If your shares are registered in someone else's name, they'll receive the proxy form.