Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – June 10, 2015 – TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today held the first meeting of the 13th Board of Directors, at which the Board unanimously re-elected Dr. Morris Chang as Chairman and Dr. F.C. Tseng as Vice Chairman of TSMC. In addition, TSMC’s board set July 5, 2015 as the record date for its common share dividends. The ex-dividend date for both TSMC common shares and American Depositary Shares (ADSs) will be June 29, 2015.
TSMC’s Spokesperson and Senior Vice President, Ms. Lora Ho, said that at its meeting today the Board of Directors also:
1. Approved capital appropriation of approximately US$1,452.15 million for purposes including: 1) Installation of advanced and specialty technology capacity; 2) Conversion of certain logic capacity to specialty technologies; 3) Third quarter 2015 R&D capital investments and sustaining capital expenditures.
2. 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.