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AU Optronics Corp. Reports October 2012 Consolidated Revenue

         AU Optronics Corp. Reports October 2012 Consolidated Revenue

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov. 8, 2012

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics
Corp.("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its
preliminary consolidated October 2012 revenue of NT$33,448 million, down by 7%
month-over-month and up by 7.2% year-over-year.

For October 2012, Large-sized panel(a) shipments, with applications on desktop
monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, were nearly 9.91 million
units, a decrease of 15.7% from the previous month. As for
small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments almost reached 14.00 million
units, down by 4.4% month-over-month.

(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
October 2012        33,448           31,885
September 2012      35,958           34,041
M-o-M Growth        (7%)             (6.3%)
October 2011        31,210           29,252
Y-o-Y Growth        7.2%             9.0%
Jan to October 2012 312,519          299,712
Jan to October 2011 321,417          304,541
Y-o-Y Growth        (2.8%)           (1.6%)



(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.

* 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27:USD1.

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.

For more information, please contact:

Freda                                                         Yawen Hsiao
Lee
                                                              Corporate
Corporate Communications Division        Communications
                                                              Division
AU Optronics Corp. AU Optronics Corp.
Tel: +886-3-5008800 ext 3206     +886-3-5008800 ext
                                                              3211
Fax: +886-3-5772730  +886-3-5772730
Email: freda.lee@auo.com   yawen.hsiao@auo.com

SOURCE AU Optronics Corporation

Website: http://www.auo.com
 
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