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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of November 2017

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.

(Translation of Registrant’s Name Into English)

No. 8, Li-Hsin Rd. 6,

Hsinchu Science Park,

Taiwan

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.)

Form 20-F ☒ Form 40-F ☐

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.)

Yes ☐ No ☒

(If “Yes” is marked, indicated below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82: .)

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Date: November 14, 2017 By

/s/ Lora Ho

Lora Ho
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

TSMC Board of Directors Meeting Resolutions

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., November 14, 2017 –TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today held a meeting of the Board of Directors, which passed the following resolutions:

1. Approved capital appropriations of approximately US$4,284.5 million for purposes including: 1) US$1,667.5 million for construction of fab facilities; 2) US$2,617 million for other purposes including: Expanding and upgrading advanced technology capacity; Expanding advanced packaging technology capacity; Expanding specialty technology capacity; Conversion of logic capacity to specialty technology; First quarter 2018 R&D capital investments and sustaining capital expenditures.
2. Approved the capital injection of not more than US$2 billion to TSMC Global Ltd., a wholly-owned BVI subsidiary, for the purpose of reducing foreign exchange hedging costs.

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TSMC Spokesperson:

Ms. Lora Ho

Senior Vice President and CFO

Tel: 886-3-566-4602

TSMC Acting Spokesperson:

Dr. Elizabeth Sun

Senior Director

Corporate Communications Division

Tel: 886-3-568-2085

Mobile: 886-988-937999

E-Mail: elizabeth_sun@tsmc.com


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