TSMC shares were listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on September 5, 1994, under TWSE code "2330".

TSMC's American Depositary Shares (ADS) were listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "TSM" on October 8, 1997.

TSMC intends to maintain a stable dividend policy and to return about 70% of free cash flow to shareholders every year by distributing quarterly dividends. As the Company's business continues to grow and generates greater amounts of free cash flow, TSMC expects to maintain a sustainable cash dividend on both an annual and quarterly basis.

To view TSMC's dividend history, please click here

TSMC's Board of Directors will approve each quarter's dividend in the following quarter's Board Meeting, after which the dividend will be distributed within 6 months. Therefore, the ex-dividend date and payable date will also fall in the aforementioned 6-month period.

A shareholder must own TSMC shares through the day before the ex-dividend date to be entitled to the proposed dividend payment.

TSMC does not have a dividend reinvestment program.

Our fiscal year end is December 31.

If you have any questions concerning your common shares, please call The Transfer Agency Department of Chinatrust Commercial Bank in Taiwan at 886-2-66365566.

You may also write to the bank at 5F, No. 83, Chung-Ching South Road Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan. (Fax: 886-2-23116723) or, visit the bank's website at https://www.ctbcbank.com

Alternatively, you may also contact TSMC Investor Relations Division at invest@tsmc.com

If you have any questions concerning your ADS certificate, please contact Citibank Depositary Receipts Services at its toll-free line: 1-877-248-4237 (Outside USA: 1-781-575-4555), or at email: citibank@shareholders-online.com.

Shareholder Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

You may also write to Citibank N.A. Depositary Receipts Services at 388 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013, U.S.A., or visit website at https://www.citi.com/dr.

To view our Financial Calendar, please click here.

Dividends for non-resident shareholders are subject to a 21% withholding tax payable to Taiwan tax authorities.

Please consult your tax advisor for information or advice regarding U.S. taxation pursuant to applicable provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Who are TSMC's major shareholders?

As of 07/01/2018 (Cash dividend record date)

Major Shareholders Total Shares Owned Ownership Percentage
ADR-Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. 5,340,787,298 20.6%
National Development Fund, Executive Yuan 1,653,709,980 6.38%
Government of Singapore 691,147,172 2.67%
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Taipei Branch in Custody for EuroPacific Growth Fund 362,293,649 1.40%
Norges Bank 337,945,515 1.30%
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Taipei Branch in Custody for Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund, a series of Vanguard Star Funds 327,124,263 1.26%
Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. 299,802,235 1.16%
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Taipei Branch in Custody for Oppenheimer Developing Markets Funds, managed by Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. 281,307,429 1.08%
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund, a series of Vanguard International Equity Index Funds 224,489,845 0.87%
New Labor Pension Fund 221,349,500 0.85%

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