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Parent Company Only Financial Statements for the Years Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012
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NOTES TO PARENT COMPANY ONLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012

20.

RETIREMENT BENEFIT PLANS

a.

Defined contribution plans

The plan under the Labor Pension Act (the “Act”) is deemed a defined contribution plan. Pursuant to the Act, the Company has made monthly contributions equal to 6% of each employee’s monthly salary to employees’ pension accounts. Accordingly, the Company recognized expenses of NT$1,355,947 thousand and NT$1,205,642 thousand in the parent company only statements of comprehensive income for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

b.

Defined benefit plans

The Company has defined benefit plans under the Labor Standards Law that provide benefits based on an employee’s length of service and average monthly salary for the six-month period prior to retirement. The Company contributes an amount equal to 2% of salaries paid each month to their respective pension funds (the Funds), which are administered by the Labor Pension Fund Supervisory Committee (the Committee) and deposited in the Committee’s name in the Bank of Taiwan. The Company revised its defined benefit plan in the fourth quarter of 2013 to set the employee’s mandatory retirement age. Such plan changes have reflected in the actuarial results as of December 31, 2013.

The actuarial valuations of plan assets and the present value of the defined benefit obligation were carried out by qualified actuaries. The principal assumptions of the actuarial valuation were as follow:

The pension costs of the defined benefit plans recognized in profit or loss were as follows:

The pension costs of the aforementioned defined benefit plans were recognized in profit or loss by the following categories:

For the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, the pre-tax actuarial loss recognized in other comprehensive income were NT$671,774 thousand and NT$677,413 thousand, respectively. As of December 31, 2013 and 2012, the pre-tax accumulated actuarial loss recognized in other comprehensive income were NT$1,349,187 thousand and NT$677,413 thousand, respectively.

The amounts arising from the defined benefit obligation of the Company in the parent company only balance sheets were as follows:

Movements in the present value of the defined benefit obligation were as follows:

Movements in the fair value of the plan assets were as follows:

The percentage of the fair value of the plan assets by major categories at the end of reporting period was as follows:

The overall expected rate of return on plan assets was based on the historical return trends, analysts’ predictions of the market over the life of related obligation, reference to the performance of the Funds operated by the Committee and the consideration of the effect that the minimum return should not be less than the average interest rate on a two-year time deposit published by the local banks. For the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, the actual return on plan assets were NT$42,316 thousand and NT$32,714 thousand, respectively.

The Company elects to disclose the historical information of experience adjustments from the adoption of Accounting Standards Used in Preparation of Parent Company Only Financial Statements, which is as follows:

The Company expects to make contributions of NT$221,330 thousand to the defined benefit plans in the next year starting from December 31, 2013.