Press Release
Cash Dividend and Stock Dividend Details for Common Shares and GDRs
Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. June 2nd, 2003 - Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. (SUNPLUS or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2401, LSE: SUPD), today announced the dividend details for both common shares and GDRs. At the annual shareholders meeting on May 6th, 2003, shareholders approved the capitalization of dividends and employee profit bonus from fiscal year 2002 profits and capital surplus. Issuance of 82,554,000 common shares as stock dividends (including employees stock bonus of 13,059,000 shares) plus cash dividends NT$2 per common shares. The total outstanding shares after dividend will become 777,504,000 shares.

The proposal for distribution of 2002 profits was adapted at the shareholders meeting as follow:

1. Cash dividends: Each shareholder of common shares will receive a cash dividend of NT$2 per common share. GDRs shareholders will get NT$4 per GDR since each GDR represents 2 common shares.

2. Stock dividends: Both shareholders of common shares and GDRs will be entitled to receive 10% stock dividend, which means shareholders will get 100 shares for each 1000 common shares.

The ex-dividend date will be July 07, 2003 and the Company set the record date for Sunplus' shares listed and traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange to be July 13, 2003.The shareholders' register shall be closed for registration of transfer from July 9 through July 13, 2003. To be entitled for the above-mentioned stock dividend, any person acquires Sunplus' shares without being registered as a holder shall apply for the shareholders' registration with Agency Department of Grand Cathay Securites Corp. before July 8, 2003.

**The common shareholders will receive the dividend-stock receipts and cash dividend around late August 2002 when the stock receipts are well printed and entitled. The GDRs distribution date will be about one to two weeks after the common share dividend is distributed due to GDR Depositary Bank redistribution.

About Sunplus

Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 2401, LSE: SUPD), established in 1990, is a leading chip provider for multimedia and automotive applications such as DVD player, portable DVD player, home entertainment audio products, car infotainment and advanced driving assistance system(ADAS). Meanwhile Sunplus is offering high-speed I/O IP, high performance data conversion IP, and analog IP for a broad range of applications on consumer, portable, and connected devices for Sunplus has been accumulating strong IP technologies on consumer and multimedia segments. Sunplus is headquartered in Taiwan and has service offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu. For more information, please visit Sunplus website at

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