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AU Optronics Corp. Reports November 2010 Consolidated Revenue

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

AU Optronics Corp. Reports November 2010 Consolidated Revenue06:45 EST Tuesday, December 07, 2010HSINCHU, Taiwan, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated November 2010 revenue of NT$36,870 million, up by 5% month-over-month and down by 4% year-over-year.Large-sized panel (a) shipments for November 2010, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, topped 9.72 million units, increasing by 6.3% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments exceeded 18.04 million units, up by 1.5% month-over-month.(a) Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches. Sales Report :(Unit: NT$ million)Net Sales(1) (2)Consolidated(3)UnconsolidatedNovember 201036,87034,314October 201035,13133,430M-o-M Growth5%2.6%November 200938,42236,785Y-o-Y Growth(4%)(6.7%)Jan. to Nov. 2010436,554414,841Jan. to Nov. 2009322,495314,976Y-o-Y Growth35.4%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, Darwin Precision Corp. and its affiliates, BriView Electronics Corp., Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd., and AUO Crystal Corp. and its affiliates. Revenue of Lextar Electronics Corp. and its affiliates is no longer included in the consolidated numbers starting from this July.  ABOUT AU OPTRONICSAU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is a global leader of thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels (TFT-LCD). AUO is able to provide customers with a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications, offering TFT-LCD panels in sizes ranging from 1.2 inches to greater than 65 inches. AUO generated NT$359.3 billion (US$11.2 billion) in sales revenue* in 2009 with global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the U.S., and Europe. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in late 2008. The Display and Solar businesses were established respectively as the Company's two core businesses in October, 2010. For more information, please visit AUO.com.* 2009 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD31.95: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 risks described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in our Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11th, 2010.SOURCE AU Optronics CorporationFor further information: Freda Lee, Corporate Communications Division, +886-3-5008800 ext 3206, or fax, +886-3-5772730, or freda.lee@auo.com, or Yawen Hsiao, Corporate Communications Division, +886-3-5008800 ext 3211, or fax, +886-3-5772730, or yawen.hsiao@auo.com