TSMC Named DJSI Industry Group Leader for Second Straight Year

Hsinchu, Taiwan – Sept 12, 2014 – TSMC today announced that it has been named Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Industry Group Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for a second consecutive year, once again affirming the company’s commitment to social responsibility. TSMC was the first Taiwan company to achieve the highest overall score out of its industry peers in the DJSI’s 24 industry groups, made up of 59 industries, and is also one of just five Asian companies to be named Industry Group Leader in 2014.

The DJSI World Index tracks the 2,500 largest companies in the world and selects the top performers from each industry in terms of economic, environmental, and social sustainability as the index’s components. In 2014, 319 corporations were selected as DJSI World Index components. In addition to being selected as Industry Group Leader in 2014 and 2013, TSMC was named semiconductor industry leader in 2012 and 2010.

“TSMC’s track record shows that sustainability, ethics, and integrity are fundamental to a company’s long-term success, “ said TSMC Chairman Morris Chang. “These qualities not only help us fullfill our responsibility to society, they build customer trust, strengthen employee commitment, and make society and the natural environment a better place. We are encouraged that the DJSI has once again selected TSMC as industry group leader from among our world-class peers, and this recognition strengthens our dedication to sustainability even further.”

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices.

For the DJSI news release on the 2014 Sustainability Indices Review, please see http://www.sustainability-indices.com/images/140911-djsi-review-2014-en-vdef.pdf

For more information please see the DJSI website at www.sustainability-index.com

About TSMC
TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry’s leading process technology and the foundry segment’s largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows. The Company’s owned capacity in 2014 is expected to be about 8 million (12-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from three advanced 12-inch GIGAFABTM facilities, four eight-inch fabs, one six-inch fab, as well as TSMC’s wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech and TSMC China. TSMC is the first foundry to provide 28nm and 20nm production capabilities. TSMC’s corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please visit http://www.tsmc.com.