TSMC Special Board of Directors Meeting Resolutions

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – April 26, 2012 –The TSMC (NYSE: TSM) Board of Directors today held a special meeting and approved capital appropriations of 1.046 billion to expand 28 nanometer process capacity, as well as capital appropriations of US$768.2 million to pull in 20 nanometer engineering capacity. The Board also approved the nomination of five candidates to stand for election as independent directors at TSMC’s 2012 regular Shareholders’ Meeting: Sir Peter Bonfield, Mr. Stan Shih, Mr. Thomas Engibous, Mr. Gregory Chow, and Ms. Kok-Choo Chen. All the candidates named above are current independent directors.