SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 25, 2011
Commission file number 1-7436
HSBC USA INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (212) 525-5000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Item 5.05. Amendment to Company’s Code of Ethics or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics.
On May 25, 2011, the registrant’s Board of Directors approved certain amendments to the registrant’s Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers, which included
a change to quarterly certification of compliance with the requirements of the Code of Ethics and other non-substantive changes.
A copy of the registrant's Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers, as amended, is filed as Exhibit 14.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: May 31, 2011