TSMC Board of Directors Proposes NT$7 Cash Dividend per Share

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – February 14, 2017 – The TSMC (NYSE: TSM) Board of Directors today adopted a proposal recommending distribution of a NT$7 cash dividend per common share. The proposal is scheduled to be discussed and decided at the Company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the morning of June 8, 2017.

TSMC’s Spokesperson and Senior Vice President, Ms. Lora Ho, said that at its meeting today the Board of Directors:

1. Approved the 2016 Business Report and Financial Statements. Consolidated revenue totaled NT$947.94 billion and net income was NT$334.25 billion, with diluted earnings per share of NT$12.89.

2. Proposed the distribution of a cash dividend of NT$7 per common share and submitted the proposal for approval by the 2017 AGM. The Board of Directors also approved distribution of employees’ cash bonus and profit sharing bonus totaling approximately NT$44,836.68 million. This includes cash bonus of NT$22,418.34 million distributed following each quarter of 2016 and profit sharing bonus of NT$22,418.34 million to be distributed in July 2017.

3. Approved capital appropriation of approximately US$1,927.58 million for purposes including: 1) Upgrading advanced technology capacity and expanding advanced packaging capacity; 2) Conversion of logic capacity to specialty technology; 3) Upgrading and building specialty technology capacity; 4) Second quarter 2017 R&D capital investments and sustaining capital expenditures.

4. Approved the capital injection of not more than US$2 billion to TSMC Global Ltd., a wholly-owned BVI subsidiary, for the purpose of reducing foreign exchange hedging costs.

5. Determined the number of directors to be increased by two to 10, approved the election of two additional directors at TSMC’s 2017 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, and authorized the Chairman to nominate Dr. Mark Liu and Dr. C.C. Wei as candidates for directors to stand for election at TSMC’s 2017 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.

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6. Approved the convening of the 2017 AGM for 9:00 a.m. on June 8, 2017 at TSMC’s Fab 12A headquarters (No. 8, Li-Hsin Rd. 6, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan).

TSMC Spokesperson

Wendell Huang
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 886-3-5055901

Acting Spokesperson/Media Contacts

Nina Kao
Public Relations Department
Tel: 886-3-5636688 Ext.7125036