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FAQs
  • When was UMC incorporated ?

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

  • What stock exchange is UMC traded on and under what ticker symbol ?

    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.

  • How many shares of UMC stock have been issued ?

    As of April 14, 2019, UMC has issued 12,124,318,715 shares of stock. (Including 143,204,659 ADSs, representing 716,023,295 common shares.)

  • What is the UMC shareholder composition ?

    UMC Shareholders Structure

     

    Domestic Shareholders

    48.84%

       Domestic Individual Investors 30.09%
       Domestic Corporations 9.90%
       Domestic Financial Institutions 6.35%
       Government and State-owned Institutions 0.97%
       Domestic Investment Trusts 0.44%
       Other Domestic Institutions 1.09%

     

    Foreign Shareholders

    49.51%

       Overseas Investment Trusts 47.51%
       Overseas Financial Institutions 1.08%
       Overseas Corporations 0.87%
       Overseas Individual Investors 0.05%

    Treasury Shares

    1.65%

     

    Source: Horizon Securities. Information accurate as of April 14, 2019

  • Who are UMC's major shareholders ?

    Shareholder's Name

    Shareholding

    Common Shares

    %

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

    701,734,445

    5.56

    Hsun Chieh Investment Co., Ltd.

    441,371,000

    3.50

    Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Trust

    324,324,000

    2.57

    Nan Shan Life Insurance Company, Ltd.

    317,542,000

    2.52

    Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.

    285,380,424

    2.26

    Prudential Assurance Company Ltd.

    218,913,000

    1.73

    Dimensional Emerging Markets Value Fund

    187,286,682

    1.48

    Yann Yuan Investment Co., Ltd.

    182,000,000

    1.44

    Silchester International Investors International Value Equity Group Trust 

    168,624,000

    1.34

    JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Taipei Branch in custody for Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund, a series of Vanguard Star Funds

    160,093,965

    1.27

     

    Note: The data shown above was recorded on April 14, 2019, which was the book closure date for 2019 Annual General Meeting.

  • What is UMC's historical dividend information ?

    Please click here for Historical dividend details paid by UMC

  • How do I purchase TSE listed stocks ?

    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.

     

    http://eng.selaw.com.tw/LawArticle.aspx?LawID=FL007021&ModifyDate=1030211
    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.

  • When does UMC's fiscal year officially end ?

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

  • Who is UMC common stock's transfer agent ?

    UMC's transfer agent is Horizon Securities.
    Horizon Securities
    Address : 3F, No. 236 Sec. 4, Hsin-I Rd., Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
    Tel : 886-2-2326-8818
    Email : service@honsec.com.tw
    http://www.honsec.com.tw

  • For common stock in Taiwan, how do I transfer my stock or change my address with a transfer agent ?

    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

  • Who is UMC ADR's depositary bank ?

    UMC's ADR's depositary bank is J.P. Morgan Depositary Receipts.
    J.P. Morgan Depositary Receipts
    383 Madison Avenue, 11th Floor New York, NY10179, U.S.A.
    http://www.adr.com
    Toll free in USA : 1-800-990-1135
    Outside USA : 1-651-453-2128

  • Who can provide ADR shareholder Services ?

    ADR Depositary Bank
    J.P. Morgan Depositary Receipts
    383 Madison Avenue, 11th Floor New York, NY10179, U.S.A.
    http://www.adr.com
    Toll free in USA : 1-800-990-1135
    Outside USA : 1-651-453-2128

  • Where can I find more information about UMC?

    Please click here for more information.