TSMC Sets September 19 as Ex-Dividend Date for First Quarter 2019 Cash Dividend

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – July 9, 2019 - TSMC today set September 25, 2019 as the record date for common stock shareholders entitled to participate in distribution of first quarter 2019 profits in the form of a cash dividend of NT$2 per share, as approved by the Board of Directors on June 5. The ex-dividend date for TSMC common shares shall be September 19, 2019. As required by Article 165 of Taiwan’s Company Law, the shareholders' register shall be closed for five days prior to the record date (September 21 through September 25, 2019) for registration transfer. The distribution date is scheduled on October 17, 2019. Going forward, TSMC has set the payment months for quarterly dividends as January, April, July, and October of each year.

In addition, the ex-dividend date for TSMC American Depositary Shares (ADSs) will be September 19. The record date for TSMC ADSs entitled to participate in this cash dividend distribution will be September 20. 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 Mr. Ganesh Sarpotdar at Citibank, N.A. (Tel: +1-212-816-6783; email: ganesh.sarpotdar@citi.com)