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Shareholders' Meeting
Shareholders' Meeting (2016 Annual General Shareholders' Meeting)
Meeting Time: June 16, 2016 am 9:30
Meeting Venue: Central Taiwan Science Park, No. 2, Jhongke Rd., Situn District, Taichung City, Taiwan R.O.C.
(Meeting Room in the Central Taiwan Science Park Administration)
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Related Information: Shareholders may exercise their voting rights through the STOCKVOTE platform of Taiwan Depository & Cleaning Corporation (www.stockvote.com.tw) during the period from May 17, 2016 to June 13, 2016.
Meeting Materials: Meeting Minutes  Meeting Notice
Voting Card

Meeting Agenda
Q&A

Voting results of the resolutions

 

Dividend Information
AUO distribution of 2015
Ex-dividend Date
(Common Stock and ADS)
July 7, 2016
Registration Transfer Closed July 11 ~ July 15, 2016
Record Date (Common Stock) July 15, 2016
Record Date (ADS) July 11, 2016
Cash dividends NT$0.35 for every common share, i.e. NT$350 for every 1,000 common shares held.
Payment Date (Common Stock) August 31, 2016
Payment Date (ADS) September 7, 2016*

*Normally, the US distribution date is set 5 business days after the local distribution date. For ADR inquiries, please contact Citibank Depositary Receipts Services.
Toll Free : 1-877-248-4237
Outside USA : 1-781-575-4555
Email : citibank@shareholders-online.com

AUO's American Depositary Receipts are listed on New York Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol AUO.

Distribution to shareholders in the last five years are listed below:

Year of Payment Stock Dividends
Shares / 1,000 common shares
Cash Dividends
NT$ / 1,000
common shares
Cash Distribution
from Capital Surplus
NT$ / 1,000 common shares
Ex Date
2016
0
350
0
July 7, 2016
2015
0
500
0
July 6, 2015
2014
0
10
140
July 24, 2014
2013
0
0
0
-
2012
0
0
0
-
 
 

FAQ

1. What is AUO's distribution to shareholders this year?

It was proposed by the Board of Directors, held on March 10, 2016, to distribute a cash dividend of NT$350 for every 1,000 common shares.

For example, if a shareholder holds 100 ADRs (1 ADR represents 10 common shares of AUO), the holder will receive USD converted amount of NT$350 as cash dividend. Please be noted that ADR holders will receive their cash in USD after converting the entitled NTD cash amount using the prevailing exchange rate.

The proposals were discussed and resolved at the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2016.

2. When are the ex-dividend date and the record date for distribution?

The local and US ex-dividend date for 2015 cash dividends is July 7, 2016. The local record date is set to be July 15, 2016, and the US record date is set to be July 11, 2016.

Any inquiries regarding the cash dividend details for the ADSs, please contact Shareholder Service Representatives of Citibank, NY.
Toll-free number:+1-877-CITI-ADS(+1-877-248-4237)

3.When is the payment date for distribution?

Distribution Date Cash Dividends
Local Distribution Date August 31, 2016
US Distribution Date September 7, 2016*

*The Custodian for the underlying shares of ADSs will receive dividends on the local payment date for common shares, and then notify the Depositary Bank to confirm the receipt. The Depositary Bank will subsequently determine and announce the payment date information for ADSs. Normally, the US payment dates are set 5 business days after the local payment date. 

For further inquires regarding dividends for ADSs, including tax treatment for dividends, please contact Shareholder Service Representatives of Citibank, NY at +1-877-CITI-ADS (+1-877-248-4237) or Email: Citibank@shareholders-online.com

4. What do you need to do in order to participate in AUO's distribution?

You need to own AUO shares through the day before the ex-dividend date, i.e. be on the shareholders ' register as of the record date, to be entitled to the distribution this year.

5. What is the tax treatment on AUO's ADS dividends?

Dividends, whether in cash or shares, declared out of retained earnings are subject to a 20% withholding tax for non-residence shareholders payable to Taiwan tax authorities.

6. Are the ADS dividends taxable in the US?

The dividends are 100% taxable in the local market (Taiwan), and At Source Withholding paid in Taiwan.

Please consult your tax advisor for information or advice regarding U.S. taxation pursuant to applicable provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. 

7. What are the procedures for ADS holders to receive the dividends?

The Custodian for the underlying shares of ADSs will receive dividends on the local payment date for common shares, and then notify the Depositary Bank to confirm the receipt. The Depositary Bank will subsequently determine and announce the payment date information for ADSs. Normally, the US payment dates are set 5 business days after the local payment date. 

For further inquires regarding dividends for ADSs, including tax treatment for dividends, please contact Shareholder Service Representatives of Citibank, NY at +1-877-CITI-ADS (+1-877-248-4237) or Email:  Citibank@shareholders-online.com.

 

Material Information
Material Information and announcement
Material Information: Stock ticker:2409
Market Observation Post System: Stock ticker:2409
Shareholder Service
Shareholder Service
Common Stock Transfer Agent: Taishin International Bank Stock Affairs Department
Address: B1, No. 96, Jianguo N. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei 10489, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel:+886-2-2504-8125
ADR Depositary Bank: Citibank, N.A.
Address:388 Greenwich Street, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10013, U.S.A.
Tel:+1-877-CITI-ADR(+1-877-248-4237)
Email:citibank@shareholders-online.com
Investor Contact:
(contact person for shareholders)
Finance Division : Ms. Pearl Lin
Tel: +886-3-500-8899 #1774
Fax:+886-3-564-3370
Email:auo@auo.com

FAQ

1. What is candidate nomination system adopted for the election of directors?

Pursuant to the ROC Company Law, the board of directors or any shareholder holding 1% or more of the total number of outstanding shares issued by the Company may submit to the Company in writing a roster of director candidates. The board of directors or other authorized conveners of shareholders' meetings shall examine and/or screen the data and information of each candidate nominated; and shall, unless under any of the circumstances specified in the ROC Company Law, include all qualified candidates in the final roster of candidates accordingly.

The shareholders shall elect the directors from among the nominees listed in the roster of candidates.

2. What is cumulative voting?

Cumulative voting is a method of voting for the election of directors of AUO, where each common share is entitled to as many votes as the number of directors to be elected.

The votes can be concentrated on one candidate only or be allocated among several candidates. An ADS holder can allocate his/her votes among the candidates in a manner whereby the votes allocated to one candidate shall be the integral multiple of the number of shares of common stock underlying the ADSs held as of the ADS Record Date.

3. How do I calculate how many votes I have for the election of directors?

There are nine (9) directors (including five (5) independent directors) to be elected at our 2013 Annual General Shareholders' Meeting and please note that each ADS represents 10 common shares of AUO.

For the election of directors, you are entitled to a number of votes equal to nine (9) times the total number of your ADSs as of the ADS Record Date. For example, if you own 20 ADSs as of the ADS Record Date, you are entitled to: 9 (number of candidates) x 20 (by each ADS) = 180 votes for directors.

4. Can I vote for more than one candidate for the board of directors?

You can cast all your votes for one candidate only or allocate your votes among several candidates in a manner whereby the votes allocated to one candidate shall be the integral multiple of the number of your ADSs held as of the Record Date. If you wish to allocate your votes among the candidates, you must indicate the number of votes to be given to each nominee next to each nominee's name.

In the example provided in question number 3, you can cast your votes in the following combinations:

Please note that there are various alternative ways in which you may cast your votes, and the above combinations are just some examples for illustration purpose.

5. What happens if I vote for each candidate on the ballot?

If you vote for each candidate on the ballot, your votes will be split equally among the candidates. You can vote for each candidate by selecting the “FOR ELECTION OF ALL DIRECTOR NOMINEES” box.

6. What happens if the Depositary does not receive vote from 51% of the outstanding ADSs?

Subject to the Deposit Agreement, if the Depositary does not receive timely voting instructions from 51% of all outstanding ADSs to vote in the same manner on any resolution on the agenda, including the election of the directors, the holders of all ADSs outstanding shall be deemed to have authorized and directed the Depositary to authorize the Chairman of our board of directors, or his designee, to vote the common shares underlying their ADSs in his discretion.

7. If I am a beneficial owner what do I need to do to cumulate my votes for the elections of directors?

A beneficial owner should contact his/her broker, bank or nominee to cumulate votes for directors' election.

 

For ADR inquiries, please contact Citibank Depositary Receipts Services.
Toll Free : 1-877-248-4237
Outside USA : 1-816-843-4281
Email : citibank@shareholders-online.com

AUO's American Depositary Receipts are listed on New York Exchange ( NYSE ) under the symbol AUO.

Stock Quote
Stock Quote
Common Shares: Taiwan Stock Exchange
Stock ticker:2409
American Depositary Shares (Each ADS represents ten common shares): New York Stock Exchange
Stock ticker:AUO