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    UMC was incorporated on May 22, 1980 in the Hsin-chu Science-Based Industrial Park, Taiwan, R.O.C.

    UMC was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on July 16, 1985 under the ticker number 2303. As of September 19, 2000, UMC's American Depository Shares (ADS) trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol UMC.

    As of June 7, 2016, UMC has issued 12,758,132,915 shares of stock. (Total ADSs are 139,158,509 ADSs, representing 695,792,545 common shares.)

    UMC Shareholders Structure

    Domestic Shareholders

    54.39%

     

    Domestic Individual Investors

    34.62%

     

    Domestic Corporations

    10.12%

     

    Domestic Financial Institutions

    6.41%

     

    Government and State-owned Institutions

    1.84%

     

    Domestic Investment Trusts

    1.05%

     

    Other Domestic Institutions

    0.35%

       


    Foreign Shareholders

    42.99%

     

    Overseas Investment Trusts

    41.48%

     

    Overseas Financial Institutions

    0.51%

     

    Overseas Corporations

    0.91%

     

    Overseas Individual Investors

    0.09%

    Treasury Shares

    2.62%

    Source: Horizon Securities. Information accurate as of June 7, 2016

    Shareholder's Name

    Shareholding

    Common Shares

    %

    JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. acting in its capacity as depositary and representative to the holders of ADRs

    675,287,340

    5.29%

    Hsun Chieh Investment Co., Ltd.

    441,371,000

    3.46%

    Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Trust

    385,531,000

    3.02%

    Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

    378,873,000

    2.97%

    Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.

    315,380,424

    2.47%

    Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Group Trust

    222,096,000

    1.74%

    Dimensional Emerging Markets Value Fund

    199,154,682

    1.56%

    Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Taxable Trust

    131,146,000

    1.03%

    Mercuries Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

    129,958,000

    1.02%

    Stichting Depositary APG Emerging Markets Equity Pool

    118,499,502

    0.93%

    Note: The data shown above was recorded on July 20, 2015, which was the record date for the distribution of 2015 cash dividend.

    Foreign individuals or institutions may still invest in Taiwan Stock Exchange listed stocks after registering to Taiwan Stock Exchanges. For registration, a partial list of requirements include:

    1. Documents showing the applicant's status in Taiwan.

    2. Documents proving the appointment of the agent, the custodian bank and the tax guarantor for the applicant.

    3. Other documents required by Financial Supervisory Commission, Executive Yuan. These requirements may be subject to amendment at any time. Investors should follow related regulations from goverment officials.

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    It is also recommended that you contact your local broker for information on mutual funds which may hold Taiwanese stocks. You can invest in Taiwanese companies indirectly through these funds.

    UMC follows the normal calendar year, therefore our fiscal year ends December 31.

    UMC's transfer agent is Horizon Securities. Any securities related operation such as, stock settlement, stock/cash dividends, address update, lost announcement, setting/cancelling pledges, chops update etc., please contact Horizon Securities in Taiwan at 886-2-2326-8818 or send information to service@honsec.com.tw They are located at 3F, No. 236 Sec. 4, Hsin-I Rd., Taipei, Taiwan, http://www.honsec.com.tw

    UMC's ADR's depositary bank is J.P. Morgan Depositary Receipts.
    J.P. Morgan Depositary Receipts
    4 New York Plaza, 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10004, U.S.A.
    http://www.adr.com
    Toll free in USA: 1-800-990-1135
    Outside USA: 1-651-453-2128

    ADR Depositary Bank
    J.P. Morgan Depositary Receipts
    4 New York Plaza, 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10004, U.S.A.
    http://www.adr.com
    Toll free in USA: 1-800-990-1135
    Outside USA: 1-651-453-2128

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