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AUO Named to 2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (2009.09.10)
Hsinchu, Taiwan,

AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced it has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific), making it the only pure TFT-LCD manufacturer worldwide to join the Index. AUO is also the only Taiwanese company among the 21 additions of DJSI Asia/Pacific this year, reaffirming the Company's achievements and firm commitment to sustainable development. 

Among all 57 sectors of DJSI, AUO is categorized under the Computer Hardware & Electronic Office Equipment (THQ) sector, and the Company is the only pure B2B company on the Index in that category. The DJSI evaluates sustainable development performance of companies in economic, environmental, and social dimensions, and this year AUO achieved high marks in all three dimensions. Furthermore, AUO is recognized highly in numerous areas including Corporate Governance, Risk & Crisis Management, Innovation Management, Supply Chain Management, Climate Strategy, Operational Eco-Efficiency, Environmental Reporting, Stakeholder Engagement, Corporate Citizenship/Philanthropy and Labor Practice Indicators. 

Dr. L. J. Chen, President and CEO of AUO, said, “We're extremely honored to be recognized by Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and will certainly continue to fulfill our responsibility in corporate sustainability, maximizing our customers and shareholders' benefits while ensuring a win-win situation for our business, consumers' and environment.” 

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and are now some of the most important globally-accepted indicators in reviewing corporate sustainability. The Indexes serve as a driving force to companies in fulfilling their corporate citizenship and offer benchmarks in corporate sustainability for global investors. 

 

Yawen Hsiao 
Corporate Communications Division 
AU Optronics Corp. 

No.1, Li-Hsin RD 2, Science-Based Industrial Park, 
Hsinchu City 300, Taiwan, R.O.C. 
Tel:+886-3-500-8899 ext:3211 
Fax:+886-3-5772730 
Email: Yawen.Hsiao@auo.com