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Consolidated Financial Statements for the Years Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012
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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012

24.

EQUITY

a.

Capital stock

A holder of issued common shares with par value of NT$10 per share is entitled to vote and to receive dividends.

The authorized shares include 500,000 thousand shares allocated for the exercise of employee stock options.

As of December 31, 2013, 1,082,959 thousand ADSs of TSMC were traded on the NYSE. The number of common shares represented by the ADSs was 5,414,794 thousand shares (one ADS represents five common shares).

b.

Capital surplus

Under the Company Law, the capital surplus generated from donations and the excess of the issuance price over the par value of capital stock (including the stock issued for new capital, mergers, convertible bonds, the surplus from treasury stock transactions and the differences between equity purchase price and carrying amount arising from acquisition or disposal of subsidiaries) may be used to offset a deficit; in addition, when the Company has no deficit, such capital surplus may be distributed as cash dividends or stock dividends up to a certain percentage of TSMC’s paid-in capital.

c.

Retained earnings and dividend policy

TSMC’s Articles of Incorporation provide that, when allocating the net profits for each fiscal year, TSMC shall first offset its losses in previous years and then set aside the following items accordingly:

1) Legal capital reserve at 10% of the profits left over, until the accumulated legal capital reserve equals TSMC’s paid-in capital;
2) Special capital reserve in accordance with relevant laws or regulations or as requested by the authorities in charge;
3) Bonus to directors and profit sharing to employees of TSMC of not more than 0.3% and not less than 1% of the remainder, respectively. Directors who also serve as executive officers of TSMC are not entitled to receive the bonus to directors. TSMC may issue profit sharing to employees in stock of an affiliated company meeting the conditions set by the Board of Directors or, by the person duly authorized by the Board of Directors;
4) Any balance left over shall be allocated according to the resolution of the shareholders’ meeting.

TSMC’s Articles of Incorporation also provide that profits of TSMC may be distributed by way of cash dividend and/or stock dividend. However, distribution of profits shall be made preferably by way of cash dividend. Distribution of profits may also be made by way of stock dividend; provided that the ratio for stock dividend shall not exceed 50% of the total distribution.

Any appropriations of the profits are subject to shareholders’ approval in the following year.

TSMC accrued profit sharing to employees based on certain percentage of net income during the period, which amounted to NT$12,634,665 thousand and NT$11,115,240 thousand for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Bonuses to members of the Board of Directors were expensed based on estimated amount payable. If the actual amounts subsequently approved by the shareholders differ from the amounts estimated, the differences are recorded in the year such bonuses are approved by the shareholders as a change in accounting estimate. If profit sharing approved for distribution to employees is in the form of common shares, the number of shares is determined by dividing the amount of profit sharing by the closing price (after considering the effect of dividends) of the shares on the day preceding the shareholders’ meeting.

The appropriation for legal capital reserve shall be made until the reserve equals the Company’s paid-in capital. The reserve may be used to offset a deficit, or be distributed as dividends in cash or stocks for the portion in excess of 25% of the paid-in capital if the Company incurs no loss.

Pursuant to existing regulations, the Company is required to set aside additional special capital reserve equivalent to the net debit balance of the other components of stockholders’ equity, such as the accumulated balance of foreign currency translation reserve, unrealized valuation gain/loss on available-for-sale financial assets, gain/loss from changes in fair value of hedging instruments in cash flow hedges, etc. For the subsequent decrease in the deduction amount to stockholders’ equity, any special reserve appropriated may be reversed to the extent that the net debit balance reverses.

The appropriations of 2012 and 2011 earnings have been approved by TSMC’s shareholders in its meetings held on June 11, 2013 and on June 12, 2012, respectively. The appropriations and dividends per share were as follows:

TSMC’s profit sharing to employees and bonus to members of the Board of Directors in the amounts of NT$11,115,240 thousand and NT$71,351 thousand in cash for 2012, respectively, and profit sharing to employees and bonus to members of the Board of Directors in the amounts of NT$8,990,026 thousand and NT$62,324 thousand in cash for 2011, respectively, had been approved by the shareholders in its meetings held on June 11, 2013 and June 12, 2012, respectively. The aforementioned approved amount is the same as the one approved by the Board of Directors in its meetings held on February 5, 2013 and February 14, 2012, respectively, and the same amount had been charged against earnings for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The appropriations of earnings, payment of profit sharing to employees and bonus to members of the Board of Directors for the year ended December 31, 2012 approved by the Board of Directors of TSMC were based on the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012 prepared under the R.O.C. GAAP and in accordance with the Guidelines Governing the Preparation of Financial Reports by Securities Issuers issued by the FSC before amendment.

TSMC’s appropriations of earnings for 2013 had been approved in the meeting of the Board of Directors held on February 18, 2014. The appropriations and dividends per share were as follows:

The Board of Directors of TSMC also approved the profit sharing to employees and bonus to members of the Board of Directors in the amounts of NT$12,634,665 thousand and NT$104,136 thousand in cash for payment in 2013, respectively. There is no significant difference between the aforementioned approved amounts and the amounts charged against earnings of 2013.

The appropriations of earnings, profit sharing to employees and bonus to members of the Board of Directors for 2013 are to be presented for approval in the TSMC’s shareholders’ meeting to be held on June 24, 2014 (expected).

The information about the appropriations of TSMC’s profit sharing to employees and bonus to members of the Board of Directors is available at the Market Observation Post System website.

Under the Integrated Income Tax System that became effective on January 1, 1998, the R.O.C. resident shareholders are allowed a tax credit for their proportionate share of the income tax paid by TSMC on earnings generated since January 1, 1998.

d.

Others

Changes in others were as follows:

The exchange differences arising on translation of foreign operation’s net assets from its functional currency to TSMC’s presentation currency are recognized directly in other comprehensive income and also accumulated in the foreign currency translation reserve.

Unrealized gain/loss on available-for-sale financial assets represents the cumulative gains or losses arising from the fair value measurement on available-for-sale financial assets that are recognized in other comprehensive income, excluding the amounts recognized in profit or loss for the effective portion from changes in fair value of the hedging instruments. When those available-for-sale financial assets have been disposed of or are determined to be impaired subsequently, the related cumulative gains or losses in other comprehensive income are reclassified to profit or loss.

The cash flow hedges reserve represents the cumulative effective portion of gains or losses arising on changes in fair value of the hedging instruments entered into as cash flow hedges. The cumulative gain or loss arising on changes in fair value of the hedging instruments that are recognized and accumulated in cash flow hedges reserve will be reclassified to profit or loss only when the hedge transaction affects profit or loss.

e.

Noncontrolling interests