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UBS holds the largest institutional investor conference in Taiwan

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Around two thirds of the 250 institutional investors to register for the UBS Taiwan Conference 2005 are from overseas including the US, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. The balance comprises domestic institutional investors. The two-day conference, which begins today, is the largest institutional investor conference ever to take place in Taiwan, and has attracted a large number of blue-chip global investors.

"The cream of corporate Taiwan, representing a diverse range of sectors including technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, oil and gas, and financials, are present. It is worthy of note that in addition to a strong showing on the part of Taiwan's world leading information technology industries, the financial sector is also well represented," noted Michael CHIN, Head of Taiwan Equities at UBS.

"The event is by far and away the most effective forum for institutional investors to gain access to Taiwan's burgeoning corporate sector and closely assess the capabilities of individual companies. The scale of the event underlines UBS's commitment to this important market and to the clients it serves across its businesses in Taiwan," added Chin.

Dr Wu Rong-I, Vice Premier of the Executive Yuan will provide a keynote address on the Taiwan economy while Amy Chin Commissioner of the Financial Supervisory Commission will give a keynote speech on the regulatory framework on the consolidation of the banking sector.

In excess of 60 corporates from Taiwan - the world's 16th largest trading bloc - will attend the conference. Those making presentations include: ASE, ASM Pacific Technology, BenQ Corporation, Chinatrust Financial Holding Company, E Sun FHC, Formosa Petrochemical Corporation, Giant Manufacturing, Lite-On Tech, Nanya Technology, Nien Made Enterprise, Novatek Microelectronics Corporation, Optimax Technology Corporation, ProMOS, Shin Kong Financial, Taiwan Mobile, TPV Technology, TSMC, UMC, Yageo Corporation and Yuen Foong Yu Paper. There will also be opportunities for investors to meet many corporates on an one-on-one basis.

UBS has had a presence in Taiwan since 1988 and has almost of 200 employees there. UBS's investment banking and wealth management businesses have market-leading franchises. UBS remains committed to providing its clients in Taiwan, as well as those investing in Taiwan from overseas with the best equities sales, trading and research in the market.

UBS in Taiwan was ranked Number One in Institutional Investor's 2005 All Asia Research Survey.

Taipei, 20 June 2005
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