TSMC Sets July 21 Record Date for Common Share Dividends

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – June 25, 2009 -- TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today set July 21, 2009 as the record date for its common stock entitled to participate in this cash and stock dividend distribution. The ex-dividend date for TSMC common shares shall be July 15, 2009. 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 17 through July 21, 2009) for registration transfer.

The ex-dividend date for TSMC American Depositary Shares (ADSs) will also be July 15, 2009. The record date for TSMC ADSs entitled to participate in this cash and stock dividend distribution will be July 17, 2009. Holders of ADSs are encouraged to check with their securities brokers for receipt of the cash and stock 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)