TSMC Announces Pricing of US$350 Million 0.950% and US$1,150 Million 1.625% Senior Unsecured Notes

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., March 28, 2013 -- TSMC (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced that in the afternoon of March 27, 2013 New York time, its wholly-owned subsidiary, TSMC Global Ltd. (“TSMC Global”), priced its private offering of US$1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. The offering consists of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 0.950% notes due April 3, 2016 and US$1,150 million aggregate principal amount of 1.625% notes due April 3, 2018. The notes were offered at a price of 99.988% of par in the case of the 2016 notes and 99.933% of par in the case of the 2018 notes. The offering is expected to close on April 3, 2013. The notes will be unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by TSMC (the “Guarantees”).

Net proceeds from this offering are approximately US$1,495 million. TSMC and TSMC Global intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes.

The Notes and the Guarantees have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, any state securities laws of the United States or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.