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Chairman's Message

The global economy has recovered rapidly in 2017, and Taiwan has benefited from this recovery with an increased economic growth rate as high as 2.84%. In 2017, CDF continued to strive towards promoting economic development and providing comprehensive financial services. In September, CDF successfully purchased 25.33% of China Life Insurance Company shares, officially extending its reach into 4 areas: life insurance, commercial banking, securities, and venture capital/private equity. Thanks to the hard work of everyone in the company, CDF has done well in its annual financial performance with a profit of NT$11.7 bn after taxes, representing a 97.5% growth from 2016.

We hold a longterm interest in environmental sustainability. Climate change and greenhouse effects have steadily worsened, and the resulting environmental issues now threaten the survival and development of the entire world. In response to the Paris Agreement signed by the UN Climate Change Conference at the end of 2015, we have not only reduced emissions through specific actions within the company, but have also made efforts to promote green finance, in hopes of mobilizing funds that will become a powerful backing for the green energy industry. As a citizen of the world, CDF spares no effort in fulfilling its sustainable corporate responsibilities. Thus, our management strategies follow the Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations: ensuring fair and quality education, promoting economic growth, fulfilling human rights and equality, and promoting sustainable green environments— our stragegies have matched 15 of the SDGs. On the investment side, we follow the UN PRI (Principles of Responsible Investment) and focus on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) fields. Through our venture capital subsidiary, we are dedicated to investing in green energy, the solar energy, medical and healthcare, as well as recycling and waste disposal industries, in hopes that as we advance in terms of business development, we can also create a sustainable green environment for the well-being of society.

In 2017 we continued our goal of sustainable management, following the international integrated report structure to invest in the five Capitals: Financial, Intellectual, Human, Natural, and Social Relationship Capitals; in this way, we have actively executed our five core strategies: facilitate sustainable governance, drive sustainable finance, cultivate sustainable talents, foster sustainable environment, and share sustainable value.

We strongly believe that corporations are an integral part of the society, and that only when corporations provide extensive care and feedback to their societies can they continue to develop sustainably. Looking to the future, we will work harder to fulfill our corporate social responsibility through eithical management, business development and stakeholder engagement. It is our goal to effect social integration and work hand-in-hand with you for the sustainable and beautiful development of the world.