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AU Optronics Corp. Reports January 2013 Consolidated Revenue



         AU Optronics Corp. Reports January 2013 Consolidated Revenue

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Feb. 8, 2013

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp.
("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its
preliminary consolidated January 2013 revenue of NT$28,595 million, down by
10.8% from the previous month and up by 31.7% from the same period last year. 

Large-sized panel ^(a) shipments, with applications on desktop monitor,
notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, decreased by 18.2%
month-over-month to around 8.49 million units. As for small-and-medium-sized
panels, the shipments were over 9.01 million units, down by 13.8%
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)
January 2013      28,595
December 2012     32,051
M-o-M Growth      (10.8%)
January 2012      21,706
Y-o-Y Growth      31.7%

(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
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 AUO.com.

* 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 risks described 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, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp.,
+886-3-5008800 ext 3206, +886-3-5772730, freda.lee@auo.com; Yawen Hsiao,
Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp., +886-3-5008800 ext
3211, +886-3-5772730, yawen.hsiao@auo.com
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