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2018 New Series Hong Kong Banknotes
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the three note-issuing banks (Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited) today (December 11) announced that the 2018 New Series HK$1,000 notes and HK$500 notes will be issued into circulation on December 12 and January 23, 2019 respectively, and be available at the three note-issuing banks starting from the issuance dates. 
     The other three denominations of HK$100, HK$50 and HK$20 will enter circulation between mid-2019 and early 2020. There will be public announcements on the issuance dates when the new notes are about to go into circulation.
     Together with the 2018 Series, all other banknotes currently in circulation will continue to be legal tender.
Ends/Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:25
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