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AU Optronics Corp. Reports August 2013 Consolidated Revenue

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AU Optronics Corp. Reports August 2013 Consolidated Revenue

02:58 EDT Tuesday, September 10, 2013

HSINCHU, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated August 2013 revenue of NT$37,155 million, up by 12.5% month-over-month and 5.8% year-over-year.

For August 2013, shipments of large-sized panels(a) used in LCD TV, desktop monitor, notebook PC, and other applications exceeded 10.47 million units, an increase of 18.9% from the previous month. Small-and-medium-sized panel shipments amounted to around 15.73 million units, up by 17.2% 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)

August 2013

37,155

July 2013

33,029

M-o-M Growth

12.5%

August 2012

35,103

Y-o-Y Growth

5.8%

Jan to Aug 2013

276,763

Jan to Aug 2012

243,113

Y-o-Y Growth

13.8%

(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 1.5 inches to 65 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 March 15th, 2013.

SOURCE AU Optronics Corp.

For further information: Gwen Ting, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp., Tel: +886-3-5008800 ext 7259, Fax: +886-3-5772730, gwen.ting@auo.com; or Jessie Lee, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp., Tel: +886-3-5008800 ext 3206, Fax: +886-3-5772730, jessie.jc.lee@auo.com

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