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

8.

AVAILABLE-FOR-SALE FINANCIAL ASSETS

In October 2012, the Company acquired 5% of the outstanding equity of ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) for EUR837,816 thousand with a lock-up period of 2.5 years starting from the acquisition date. (Note 40e)

In the second quarter of 2012, the Company recognized an impairment loss on some of the foreign publicly traded stocks in the amount of NT$2,677,529 thousand due to the significant decline in fair value.