BRIEF-HSBC Appoints Noel Quinn As CEO

March 17 (Reuters) - HSBC:

* HSBC HOLDINGS PLC - GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

* HSBC - HSBC HOLDINGS PLC ANNOUNCES THAT NOEL QUINN IS APPOINTED GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

* HSBC - NOEL QUINN APPOINTED CEO, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

* HSBC - QUINN'S REMUNERATION AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE UNDER CONTRACT WILL CONSIST OF A BASE SALARY OF £1.27 MILLION PER ANNUM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: