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UMC Shareholders Elect 14th Term of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting

Taipei, Taiwan, June 12, 2018 - United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), today announced its 2018 annual shareholders meeting results. Shareholders approved all agenda items including UMC's 2017 business report, financial statements and elected the Company's 14th term of Directors. The nominees listed hereunder were elected as non-executive Directors during the Company's Annual Shareholders Meeting.

Non-executive Director

Experience & Education

Cheng-Li Huang

  • Professor, Department of Accounting, Tamkang University
  • Chairperson, Department of Accounting, Tamkang University
  • Controller, Tamkang University
  • Ph.D. of Business School, the University of Warwick

Wenyi Chu

  • Professor, Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University
  • Chairperson, Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University
  • Ph.D. of London Business School

Lih J. Chen

  • Academician, Academia Sinica
  • Distinguished Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University
  • President, National Tsing Hua University
  • Deputy Minister, National Science Council
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of California, Berkeley

Jyuo-Min Shyu

  • Professor, Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University
  • Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • President, Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Dean, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Chung Laung Liu

  • Academician, Academia Sinica
  • Honorary Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University
  • President, National Tsing Hua University
  • Sc.D. of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ting-Yu Lin

  • Chairperson, Sunrox International Inc
  • Master's in International Finance, Meiji University

At the meeting, the shareholders also approved:

  1. The 2017 Business Report and Financial Statements. The consolidated revenue for 2017 was NT$149,285 million and net income attributable to the shareholder of the parent was NT$9,629 million, with earnings per share of NT$0.79.
  2. Shareholder cash dividend of NT$8,557 million, at approximately NT$0.70 per share.
  3. Employee cash bonus of NT$1,032 million.
  4. The issuance plan of a private placement for common shares, ADR/GDR or CB/ECB, including secured or unsecured corporate bonds. The amount of shares issued or convertible is proposed to be no more than 10% of registered capital. The private placement plan will expire after a one-year period.


Details of each agenda item can be found at Investors / Events section.

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 comprehensive foundry solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company's sophisticated technology and manufacturing, which include high volume 28nm High-K/Metal Gate technology, 14nm FinFET mass production, ultra-low power platform processes specifically developed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and the automotive industry’s highest-rated AEC-Q100 Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for the production of ICs found in vehicles. UMC's 11 wafer fabs are strategically located throughout Asia and are able to produce nearly 600,000 wafers per month. The company employs over 19,000 people worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at https://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 introduction of new services and technologies, future outsourcing, competition, wafer capacity, 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. 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, Investor Relations

Michael Lin / David Wong

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