Press Release
Sunplus Shareholders Approved NT$3.5 Stock Dividend
Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. June 12, 2001 - Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. (SUNPLUS or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2401, FTSE : SUPD), today held the annual shareholders meeting, at which the shareholders approved the distribution of stock dividends of 35% plus a cash dividend of NT$1.0 per common share.

The other major conclusions of this shareholders' meeting are as follow:

  1. Shareholders accepted the financial results for 2000. Net sales for FY2000 was NT$6,274 million and net income was NT$2,177 million, with an earnings per share of NT$5.88.
  2. Shareholders approved the capitalization of dividends and employee profit sharing to be distributed from fiscal year 2000 profits and capital reserves. Issuance of 144 million common shares as stock dividends by allocating NT$1.44 billions from retained earnings (including employees stock bonuses of 7.5 million shares). The outstanding shares will become 534 million shares.
  3. For the company's future needs, shareholders authorized the board of directors to apply for investment in China.