AU Optronics Corp. Reports September 2012 Consolidated Revenue

        AU Optronics Corp. Reports September 2012 Consolidated Revenue

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct. 9, 2012

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics
Corp.("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its
preliminary consolidated Sep. 2012 revenue of NT$35,955 million, up by 2.4%
month-over-month and 9.2% year-over-year. In the third quarter of 2012, AUO's
unaudited consolidated revenues totaled NT$102,778 million, up by 8%
quarter-over-quarter and up by 3.9% year-over-year.

For Sep. 2012, large-sized panel(a) shipments, with applications on desktop
monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, were over 11.75 million
units, an increase of 6% from the previous month. As for
small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments were around 14.64 million units,
down by 7.5% month-over-month.

In the third quarter of 2012, large-sized panel shipments totaled around 33.22
million units, up by 4.6% quarter-over-quarter and 11.9% year-over-year.
Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels in the same quarter exceeded 42.22
million units, up by 11.1% quarter-over-quarter and down by 18.9%
year-over-year.

(a) Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal
measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches.

Sales Report :(Unit: NT$ million)

Net Sales(1) (2) Consolidated(3) Unconsolidated
Sep. 2012        35,955          34,041
Aug. 2012        35,103          34,019
M-o-M Growth     2.4%            0.1%
Sep. 2011        32,915          31,175
Y-o-Y Growth     9.2%            9.2%
Jan to Sep. 2012 279,068         267,827
Jan to Sep. 2011 290,207         275,289
Y-o-Y Growth     (3.8%)          (2.7%)

(1) All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles in Taiwan.
(2) Monthly figures are unaudited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp.
(3) Consolidated numbers include AU Optronics Corp., AU Optronics (L) Corp.
and its affiliates, BriView Electronics Corp. and its affiliates, Toppan CFI
(Taiwan) Co, Ltd., Darshin Microelectronics Inc., and AUO Crystal Corp. and
its affiliates.

ABOUT AU OPTRONICS

AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of display
and solar total solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and
comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 71 inches. Based on its
profound R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced
display technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the
green energy industry in 2008. By building a vertically integrated
high-efficiency solar value chain, AUO provides its customers with
high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO currently has global operations in
Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the
Netherlands, Czech and Slovakia. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD
manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three
consecutive years from 2010 to 2012. AUO generated NT$379.7 billion (US$ 12.54
billion) in sales revenue in 2011. For more information, please visit AUO.com.

Safe Harbour Notice

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), a global
leader of TFT-LCD panels, today announced the above news. Except for
statements in respect of historical matters, the statements contained in this
Release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of
the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements were based on our
management's expectations, projections and beliefs at the time regarding
matters including, among other things, future revenues and costs, financial
performance, technology changes, capacity, utilization rates, yields, process
and geographical diversification, future expansion plans and business
strategy. Such forward looking statements are subject to a number of known and
unknown risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including risks
related to the flat panel display industry, the TFT-LCD market, acceptance of
and demand for our products, technological and development risks, competitive
factors, and other risksdescribed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in
our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
on April 27th, 2012.

SOURCE AU Optronics Corporation

Website: http://www.auo.com
Contact: Freda Lee at +886-3-5008800 ext 3206, +886-3-5772730 (fax) or
freda.lee@auo.com; Yawen Hsiao at +886-3-5008800 ext 3211, +886-3-5772730
(fax) or yawen.hsiao@auo.com both Corporate Communications Division of AU
Optronics Corp.
 
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