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Chunghwa Telecom Reports Consolidated Operating Results for the First Quarter of 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan April 30, 2012 Republic of China

(Comparisons, unless otherwise stated, are to the prior year period)

First Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights

  • NT$55.4 billion
  • NT$25.6 billion NT$4.6 billion
  • NT$6.2 billion NT$0.6 billion
  • NT$19.0 billion
  • NT$3.6 billion
  • NT$44.1 billion
  • NT$9.5 billion
  • NT$1.22

Shyue-Ching Lu

NT$55.4 billion

NT$19.0 billion

NT$4.7 billion

NT$25.6 billion

NT$6.2 billion

NT$3.6 billion

Other revenue increased by 81.6%, primarily due to construction revenue from the property development subsidiary, Light Era.

Costs and Expenses

NT$44.1 billion

Income Tax

NT$2.0 billion NT$2.3 billion

EBITDA and Net Income

NT$19.4 billion NT$11.3 billion

NT$9.5 billion NT$1.22

Capital Expenditure ("Capex")

NT$6.7 billion NT$6.7 billion

Cash Flow

NT$13.1 billion

Business and Operational Highlights

Broadband/HiNet

  • As of the end of the first quarter 2012, FTTx subscribers had reached 2.5 million, accounting for 55.8% of total broadband users. This year, the Company is continuing its execution on FTTx migration as well as to increase the total broadband subscriber base. Although the tariff reductions reduced the revenue, we will continue migrate customers to higher speed services and provide high definition programs, such as broadcasting of the coming Olympic Games, to accelerate the revenue recovery.   
  • March 2012

Mobile

  • March 2012
  • March 2012
  • NT$4.6 billion

Domestic/International Fixed-line

  • March 2012
  • NT$145

Financial Statements

www.cht.com.tw/ir/filedownload

NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Chunghwa’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Investors are cautioned that actual events and results could differ materially from those statements as a result of a number of factors including, but not limited to the risks outlined in Chunghwa’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms F-1, F-3, 6-K and 20-F, in each case as amended. The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the current belief of Chunghwa as of the date of this press release and Chunghwa undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements for events or circumstances that occur subsequent to such date, except as required under applicable law.

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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

A body of generally accepted accounting principles is commonly referred to as "GAAP". A non-GAAP financial measure is generally defined by the SEC as one that purports to measure historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows but excludes or includes amounts that would not be so adjusted in the most comparable U.S. GAAP measure. We disclose in this report certain non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA. EBITDA for any period is defined as consolidated net income (loss) excluding (i) depreciation and amortization, (ii) total net comprehensive financing cost (which is comprised of net interest expense, exchange gain or loss, monetary position gain or loss and other financing costs and derivative transactions), (iii) other expenses, net, (iv) income tax, (v) cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax and (vi) (income) loss from discontinued operations.

In managing our business we rely on EBITDA as a means of assessing our operating performance. We believe that EBITDA can be useful to facilitate comparisons of operating performance between periods and with other companies because it excludes the effect of (i) depreciation and amortization, which represents a non-cash charge to earnings, (ii) certain financing costs, which are significantly affected by external factors, including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates and inflation rates, which have little or no bearing on our operating performance, (iii) income tax (iv) other expenses or income not related to the operation of the business.

EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under U.S. GAAP or ROC GAAP. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternate measure of net income or operating income, as determined on a consolidated basis using amounts derived from statements of operations prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP or ROC GAAP, as an indicator of operating performance or as cash flows from operating activity or as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA has material limitations that impair its value as a measure of a company’s overall profitability since it does not address certain ongoing costs of our business that could significantly affect profitability such as financial expenses and income taxes, depreciation, pension plan reserves or capital expenditures and associated charges. These non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for GAAP financial data, the non-GAAP results should be reviewed together with the GAAP results and are not intended to serve as a substitute for results under GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

About Chunghwa Telecom

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SOURCE Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.

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