TSMC Sets July 20 as Record Date for Common Share Dividends

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – June 24, 2014 –TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today set July 20, 2014 as the record date for its common stock shareholders entitled to participate in distribution of 2013 profits in the form of cash dividend. The ex-dividend date for TSMC common shares shall be July 14, 2014. As required by Article 165 of Taiwan’s Company Law, the shareholders' register shall be closed for five days prior to the record date (July 16 through July 20, 2014) for registration transfer.

The ex-dividend date for TSMC American Depositary Shares (ADSs) will be July 14, 2014. The record date for TSMC ADSs entitled to participate in this cash dividend distribution will be July 16, 2014. 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)