BRIEF-HSBC says to maintain current dividend for foreseeable future

April 28 (Reuters) - Hsbc Holdings Plc

* Our current intention is to sustain annual dividend at

current level for foreseeable future -Chairman

* We may need to relocate some 1,000 roles from london to

paris progressively over next two years

* Our clear preference is to retain as much activity in uk

as we can

* If globalisation continues to retreat, as currently seems

likely, we expect world to evolve into big trading blocs

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(Reporting by Lawrence White)