AU Optronics Corp. (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) (the “Company” or “AUO”) today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, 74,000,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing 10 common shares of the Company, par value NT$10 per share. The Company intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 6,000,000 ADSs solely to cover over-allotments.
AUO intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund purchases of raw materials and components from overseas.
Citigroup Global Markets Limited will act as the Global Coordinator for the offering and Citigroup Global Markets Limited and UBS AG (Hong Kong branch) will act as joint bookrunners for the offering. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Hong Kong Branch, ING Bank N.V., Mizuho Securities Asia Limited and Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited will act as the Co-Managers of the offering.
The offering will be made pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement on Form F-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 2, 2013. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, securities and does not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Company's registration statement on Form F-3 and preliminary prospectus supplement are available from the SEC website at: http://www.sec.gov.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Citigroup Centre, 33 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LB, United Kingdom, telephone: 44-(0)20-7986-4000, or UBS AG (Hong Kong branch), 52/F, Two International Financial Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong S.A.R., telephone: (852) 2971-8888.