AU Optronics Corp. Reports December 2012 Consolidated Revenue

        AU Optronics Corp. Reports December 2012 Consolidated Revenue

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 8, 2013

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp.
("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its
preliminary consolidated December 2012 revenue of NT$32,055 million, down by
5.4% month-over-month and up by 15.7% year-over-year. AUO's consolidated
revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 was down by 3.3% quarter-over-quarter
to NT$99,405 million and increased by 11.1% year-over-year.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, unaudited consolidated revenue totaled
NT$378,475 million, resulting in a 0.3% year-over-year decrease.

For December 2012, large-sized panel^(a) shipments, with applications on
desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, were nearly 10.38
million units, a decrease of 3% from the previous month. As for
small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments were around 10.46 million units,
down by 20.7% month-over-month.

Preliminary shipments of large-sized panels for the fourth quarter of 2012
reached 30.99 million units, down 6.7% from last quarter, a Y-o-Y increase of
15.7%. Shipments for small- and medium-sized panels reached around 37.65
million units, down by 10.8% from the third quarter, and a Y-o-Y decrease of
19.0 %.

In terms of the 2012 full-year unit shipments, large-sized panels are about
123.2 million units, up 7.6% from 2011. Meanwhile, small and medium-sized
panels totaled around 154.5 million units, down by 17.6% from last 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
Dec. 2012                    32,055                    30,664
Nov. 2012                    33,901                    32,618
M-o-M Growth                 (5.4%)                    (6%)
Dec. 2011                    27,716                    26,234
Y-o-Y Growth                 15.7%                     16.9%
Jan to Dec. 2012             378,475                   362,995
Jan to Dec. 2011             379,712                   359,528
Y-o-Y Growth                 (0.3%)                    1%
(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.


AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of
optoelectronic 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$378.5 billion (US$ 13.03
billion) in sales revenue in 2012. For more information, please visit

* 2012 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD29.05 : USD 1.

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 Corp.

Contact: AU Optronics Corp., Freda Lee, Corporate Communications Division,
+886-3-500-8800 ext. 3206, fax +886-3-577-2730, and Yawen
Hsiao, Corporate Communications Division, +886-3-500-8800 ext. 3211, fax
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