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AU Optronics Corp. Reports September 2012 Consolidated Revenue (2012.10.09)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated Sep. 2012 revenue of NT$35,955 million, up by 2.4% month-over-month and 9.2% year-over-year. In the third quarter of 2012, AUO's unaudited consolidated revenues totaled NT$102,778 million, up by 8% quarter-over-quarter and up by 3.9% year-over-year.

For Sep. 2012, large-sized panel(a) shipments, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, were over 11.75 million units, an increase of 6% from the previous month. As for small-and-medium-sized panels, the shipments were around 14.64 million units, down by 7.5% month-over-month.

In the third quarter of 2012, large-sized panel shipments totaled around 33.22 million units, up by 4.6% quarter-over-quarter and 11.9% year-over-year. Shipments of small-and-medium-sized panels in the same quarter exceeded 42.22 million units, up by 11.1% quarter-over-quarter and down by 18.9% year-over-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
Sep. 2012 35,955 34,041
Aug. 2012 35,103 34,019
M-o-M Growth 2.4% 0.1%
Sep. 2011 32,915 31,175
Y-o-Y Growth 9.2% 9.2%
Jan to Sep. 2012 279,068 267,827
Jan to Sep. 2011 290,207 275,289
Y-o-Y Growth (3.8%) (2.7%)

(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.