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Apr 29, 2016

UMC Fab 12i Receives ISO 22301 BCM Certification

Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 29, 2016 - United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that its Fab 12i located in Singapore has received ISO 22301 certification for its business continuity management (BCM) system from SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance), achieved the company goal for all of its 12-inch fabs to earn certification. In 2013, UMC’s Fab 12A was the first foundry fab to earn ISO 22301 certification for its BCM activities. Certification was later extended to UMC’s headquarters in Hsinchu, and now Fab 12i, reaffirming to customers UMC’s commitment to providing uninterrupted foundry services.

P W Yen, CEO at UMC said, "UMC spares no effort to expand our long-term BCP practices in each fab to broaden our BCM activities, with an eventual goal of company-wide certification so we may further enhance our risk management capabilities. For example, on February 6, 2016, Southern Taiwan experienced a severe earthquake that impacted UMC’s 300mm Fab 12A in Tainan Science Park. However, due to UMC’s stringent safety protocols, efficient execution of our earthquake recovery SOP and dedicated personnel, we returned to normal production in just a few working days. In compliance with our ISO 22301 certification, UMC’s business continuity practices ensured accountability on property damage as well as the safety & health of our employees. UMC has a robust business continuity strategy and dedicated resources to maintain the highest possible operating level during disasters, further protecting customers and stakeholders' best interests and enhancing our corporate competiveness.”

ISO 22301, an international standard of Business Continuity Management (BCM) system, was officially released on 15 May, 2012. Develop business continuity plan in advance by understanding the organization, management commitment, analysis the needs and expectations of interested parties. In the event of an impact, enterprise can ensure continue provide customer services and products.

SGS Group has established headquarters at Geneva, Switzerland in 1878 with more than 1800 offices, laboratories and distributed in more than 140 countries and owns more than 85,000 employees worldwide. SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company also are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.

About UMC

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced IC production for applications spanning every major sector of the electronics industry. UMC’s robust foundry solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company’s sophisticated technology and manufacturing, which include 28nm gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, ultra-low power platform processes specifically engineered for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and the highest-rated AEC-Q11 Grade-0 automotive industry manufacturing capabilities. UMC’s 10 wafer fabs are located throughout Asia and are able to produce over 500,000 wafers per month. The company employs over 17,000 people worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.


Note From UMC Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in the foregoing announcement are forward looking within the meaning of the U.S. Federal Securities laws, including statements about future outsourcing, wafer capacity, technologies, business relationships and market conditions. Investors are cautioned that actual events and results could differ materially from these statements as a result of a variety of factors, including conditions in the overall semiconductor market and economy; acceptance and demand for products from UMC; and technological and development risks. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in UMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statements and reports on Forms F-1, F-3, F-6 and 20-F and 6-K, in each case as amended. UMC does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.


UMC Corporate Communications

Richard Yu

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