TSMC Sets July 3 as Record Date for Common Share Dividends

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – June 7, 2016 –TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today set July 3, 2016 as the record date for its common stock shareholders entitled to participate in distribution of 2015 profits in the form of cash dividend. The ex-dividend date for TSMC common shares shall be June 27, 2016. As required by Article 165 of Taiwan’s Company Law, the shareholders' register shall be closed for five days prior to the record date (June 29 through July 3, 2016) for registration transfer.

The ex-dividend date for TSMC American Depositary Shares (ADSs) will be June 27. The record date for TSMC ADSs entitled to participate in this cash dividend distribution will be June 29. Holders of ADSs are encouraged to check with their securities brokers for receipt of the cash dividend in their own accounts. Any questions regarding this upcoming dividend may be directed to Ms. Emi Mak at Citibank, N.A. (Tel: +1-212-816-6693; email: emi.p.mak@citi.com)