Atlanta is Region’s International HubAdditionally, Atlanta is a powerful hub through which major commerce flows to global markets or for distribution to the rest of the region. Two of Atlanta’s biggest companies benefit from this focus on global activity. For example, about 40 percent of Delta Airlines’ annual revenue comes from international flights, while Coca Cola’s products are sold in 200 countries, with its biggest markets in the US, Mexico, China, Brazil and Japan. The Southeast report is the fourth in the ‘HSBC Spotlight on US Trade’ series of reports and analyses investigating the impact of international trade on publicly traded companies in key regions across the U.S. About the HSBC Spotlight on U.S. Trade Conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the HSBC Spotlight on US Trade is a series of reports and analyses of publicly-traded companies in key regions across the US that investigate the relationship between international activity – specifically operations and sales - on company performance between 2007-2012. The reports are based on a sample of 259 publically listed US companies, in four sectors and five regions which were categorized as having high or low levels of internationalization. For more information or to download the full report, visit: https://globalconnections.hsbc.com/us/en/articles/southeast-report Notes to editors: HSBC Bank USA, National Association, with total assets of $183.9bn as of 31 March 2013 (US GAAP), serves 3 million customers through retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking, private banking, asset management, and global banking and markets segments. It operates more than 250 bank branches throughout the United States. There are over 165 in New York State as well as branches in: California; Connecticut; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Maryland; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Oregon; Virginia; and Washington State. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is the principal subsidiary of HSBC USA Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is a member of the FDIC.