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AU Optronics Corp. Monthly Sales Report - August 2003 (2003.09.04)
Hsinchu, Taiwan

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), a world's leading supplier in TFT-LCD panels, today announced another record month on both revenue and unit shipment for August 2003, consolidated net sales revenue achieved record high for the forth consecutive month to NT$9,274 million, posting nine straight months of M-o-M growth.

Contributed by the Company' new Gen. 5 production facility, AUO's large size panel shipment (incl. LCD TV panels) in August broke the 1 million mark to reach over 1.02 million, mark the 6th consecutive monthly highs while setting a new benchmark for Taiwan TFT-LCD manufacturers. In addition, small & medium size panels also achieved over 2.5 million record unit shipment in August, marking a 5-month of consecutive record highs.

Both consolidated and unconsolidated revenues for August 2003 rose 9.0% over July. For January through August 2003, consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$59,987 million and NT$55,765 million, respectively.

Sales Report: (Unit: NT$ million)

 

Net Sales(1) (2) Consolidated(3) Unconsolidated
August 2003 9,274 8,595
July 2003 8,508 7,883
M-o-M Growth 9.0% 9.0%
Year-to-Date 59,987 55,765

(1): All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Taiwan.

(2): Year 2003 figures have not been audited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp.

(3): Including AU Optronics Corporation ("AUT"), AU Optronics (Lauban) Corporation ("AUL"), and AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation ("AUS").