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ALERT: ChipMOS TARGETING 2Q13 LISTING OF SUBSIDIARY ON TAIWAN'S EMERGING STOCK MARKET; COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW US$7.5 MILLION

ALERT: ChipMOS TARGETING 2Q13 LISTING OF SUBSIDIARY ON TAIWAN'S EMERGING STOCK
       MARKET; COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW US$7.5 MILLION REPURCHASE PROGRAM

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, March 18, 2013

HSINCHU, Taiwan, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES
(Bermuda) LTD. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: IMOS) today announced
that its Board of Directors has approved plans for the listing of its
subsidiary ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC., a Taiwan corporation ("ChipMOS Taiwan"),
on Taiwan's Emerging Stock Market. The Company has engaged an underwriter to
facilitate the stock listing, which it expects will occur in the second
quarter of 2013.

ChipMOS also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new
repurchase program of up to US$7.5 million of the Company's common shares,
which are publicly listed on the NASDAQ. The repurchase program is in
compliance with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1 and Rule 10b-18 under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company expects the
repurchase program to commence in the second quarter of 2013, with acquired
shares being retired and cancelled. In 2012, the Company repurchased 701
thousand of its common shares for US$10.4 million under a previous repurchase
program.

S.J. Cheng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChipMOS, said, "The
Board's approval to pursue a Taiwan listing of our subsidiary and approval of
a new share repurchase program reflect the confidence of both our Board of
Directors and management in Company's financial strength, continued long-term
growth prospects and our commitment to increasing shareholder value. We
believe that the plans will benefit current and future shareholders as the
Company further enhances its global profile."

About ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.:

ChipMOS (http://www.chipmos.com) is a leading independent provider of
semiconductor testing and assembly services to customers in Taiwan, Japan, and
the U.S. With advanced facilities in Hsinchu and Southern Taiwan Science Parks
in Taiwan and Shanghai, ChipMOS and its subsidiaries provide testing and
assembly services to a broad range of customers, including leading fabless
semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers and independent
semiconductor foundries.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this announcement may be viewed as
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S.
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the
actual performance, financial condition or results of operations of the
Company to be materially different from any future performance, financial
condition or results of operations implied by such forward-looking statements.
Further information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors is
included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and in the Company's
other filings with the SEC.

Contacts:

In Taiwan                           In the U.S.
Dr. S.K. Chen                       David Pasquale
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. Global IR Partners
+886-6-507-7712                     +1-914-337-8801
s.k._chen@chipmos.com               dpasquale@globalirpartners.com

SOURCE ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.

Website: http://www.chipmos.com
 
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