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  Investor FAQ
1.What's CPT's dividend policy?

Except in limited circumstances under ROC Company Law, we are not permitted to distribute dividends or make other distributions to shareholders in respect of any year in which we did not record net income. The ROC Company Law also requires that 10% of annual net income (less prior years' losses and any taxes due) be set aside as a legal reserve until the accumulated legal reserve equals a company's paid-in capital. We also record special reserve depending on the government' rule. In addition, our articles of incorporation require that before a dividend is paid out of our annual net income, 1%~10% and less than 1% of our annual net income, after (a) covering prior years' operating losses, if any, (b) paying any taxes due, (c) setting aside 10% of the remaining amount as a legal reserve after deducting (a) and (b), and (d) setting aside a special reserve if required by the government authorities, should be paid to our employees as bonuses and directors & supervisors as remuneration after the AGM's resolution.
CPT is a hi-tech company and it is growing in the enterprise life cycle. To keep expanding its operations scale and compete with world-class enterprises, the amount of dividends should be considered with the company's capital expenditure and demand on cash. The cash-dividend will not be less than 10% of total dividends. However the percentage of cash-dividend can be adjusted according to the amount of net income and future demand on cash.


2.What's CPT's historical dividend pay out?

Dividends paid by CPT since it went public in 2001 are listed below:
-150 shares to be distributed for per 1,000 common shares owned in 2001
-81 shares and about NT$ 540 in cash to be distributed for per 1,000 common shares owned in 2005
-About NT$ 400.73 in cash to be distributed for per 1,000 common shares owned in 2008
-there was no dividend distribution in 2009
-there was no dividend distribution in 2010
-there was no dividend distribution in 2011
-there was no dividend distribution in 2012
-there was no dividend distribution in 2013


3.When are the ex-dividend date, the record date, and the payment date for
dividend payment in 2008?
  1. Type and Monetary Amount of Dividend Distribution: a Cash Dividend of NT$0.40073 per common share (the total among of NT$ 3,792,383,932)
  2. Ex-Dividend Date: August 8th, 2008
  3. The Last Date Before Book Closure: August 11th, 2008
  4. Book Closure Starting Date: August 12th, 2008
  5. Book Closure Ending Date: August 16th, 2008
  6. Record Date: August 16th, 2008
  7. Any Other Matters that Needed to be Specified---Cash Distribution Date: September 2nd, 2008


4. Will fractional common shares be issued in connection with the stock dividend?
Will cash payments be made in lieu of any fractional common shares?

In connection with the stock dividend to be distributed to common shareholders, no fractional common shares will be issued, either. However, holders of CPT common shares may arrange for pooling together their fractional share entitlements to form one share and register such pooling in connection with the stock dividend within five days after the date of closing the stock transfer books. For the fractional shares which can not be pooled, the distribution will be made in cash in dollar amount calculated at par value.


5.What is a stock dividend? How will a stock dividend affect my ownership of
CPT shares?

A "stock dividend" is a distribution of additional company shares, which from capitalization of retained earnings, to existing company's shareholders for each share of stock already owned.
Example: In 2005, CPT distributed a 9% stock dividend. This means that for every 1000 common shares owned on the record date for the stock dividend, a shareholder would automatically receive an additional 90 shares of CPT.


6.Whom may you contact CPT common shareholder service?

Please, do not hesitate to contact Registrar & Transfer Agency Dept. of Chunghwa Picture Tubes, LTD.
Address: No. 22, Chungshan N. Rd., 3rd Sec., Taipei, Taiwan, 104, R.O.C.
Facsimile: 886-2-2592-5252
Fax: 886-2-2598-4560
You may also contact the Accounting Department of CPT.
TEL: 886-3-4786121 Ext. 753972887289


7.When does CPT announce its earning results each quarter?

To get the date of quarter financial report publishing, please click our IR Calendar.
    Annual and quarterly financial report will be released in accordance with regulations


8.What's the fiscal year of CPT?

CPT's fiscal year is from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
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