Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., June 11, 2009 –TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today held the first meeting of the 11th Board of Directors, at which the Board unanimously re-elected Dr. Morris Chang as Chairman and Dr. F.C. Tseng as Vice Chairman of TSMC.
TSMC’s Board of Directors also approved two major personnel appointments:
1. Appointed Dr. Morris Chang to serve as Chief Executive Officer concurrent with his position as Chairman of the Board, effective June 12, 2009.
2. Appointed Dr. Rick Tsai to serve as President, New Businesses, reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, effective June 12, 2009.
“TSMC’s Board of Directors highly values Dr. Rick Tsai’s outstanding contributions as CEO in the past few years,” said Dr. Morris Chang. “Looking to the future, TSMC needs to develop long-term growth opportunities and this needs the best qualified manager to take charge. Recognizing this, I have asked Dr. Tsai to devote all his energy to this task, and he has accepted the assignment.”
“I am pleased and honored to be given this great opportunity to contribute to TSMC’s long-term growth,” said Dr. Rick Tsai. “I accept the challenge with all my efforts.”