Except for statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this Release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual performance, financial condition or results of operations of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited to be materially different from any future performance, financial condition or results of operations implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the factors set forth in Exhibit 2 of the Form 6-K submitted to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2001 in respect of the forecasted financial statements. The forecasted financial statements included herein were published on April 30, 2001 in accordance with the Republic of China Securities and Futures Commission’s “Guidelines for Publication of Financial Forecasts of Public Companies” as a result of our mergers with Worldwide Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. and TSMC-Acer Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp and the offering of Preferred A Shares on November 29, 2000. The attached financial forecasts reflect the current belief of TSMC as of this date and TSMC undertakes no obligation to update this forecast for events or circumstances that occur subsequent to this date.