Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – June 13, 2012 -- TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today set July 10, 2012 as the record date for its common stock shareholders entitled to participate in distribution of 2011 profits in the form of cash dividend. The ex-dividend date for TSMC common shares shall be July 4, 2012. As required by Article 165 of Taiwan’s Company Law, the shareholders' register shall be closed for five days prior to the record date (July 6 through July10, 2012) for registration transfer.
The ex-dividend date for TSMC American Depositary Shares (ADSs) will be July 5, 2012 due to a U.S. market holiday on July 4. The record date for TSMC ADSs entitled to participate in this cash dividend distribution will be July 9, 2012. Holders of ADSs are encouraged to check with their securities brokers for receipt of the cash dividend in their own accounts. Any questions regarding this upcoming dividend may be directed to Ms. Emi Mak at CitiBank, N.A. (Tel: +1-212-816-6693; email: email@example.com)