November 16, 2005 10:34 ET

HSBC Finance Corporation Declares Dividends for Holders of Series B Preferred Stock

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill.--(CCNMatthews - Nov 16, 2005) -

HSBC Finance Corporation announced today that its board of directors declared the second regular quarterly cash dividend on the company's Series B preferred stock of $0.3975 per depositary share payable December 15, 2005, to shareholders of record on November 30, 2005.

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HSBC - North America comprises all of HSBC's U.S. and Canadian businesses, including the former Household International businesses. The company's businesses serve nearly 60 million customers in five key areas: personal financial services, consumer finance, commercial banking, private banking and corporate investment banking and markets. Financial products and services are offered under the HSBC, HFC and Beneficial brands. For more information, visit:

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