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UMC Statement Regarding Recent Taiwan Earthquake


Hsinchu, Taiwan, February 6, 2016 – UMC (TWSE: 2303, NYSE: UMC) today announced that the recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake recorded in southern Taiwan in the early hours of February 6th had limited impact to UMC's operations. All personell are safe at UMC facilities. The automatic safety measures at Fab 12A in Tainan, Taiwan did trigger an equipment shutdown that affected work-in-progress wafers; however, normal operations are resuming and wafer shipments will not be affected. UMC's Hsinchu fabs were not affected, and there will be no meaningful impact on UMC's business.



UMC Corporate Communications
Richard Yu
+886-2-2658-9168 ext. 16951



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