Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), announced a dividend of 6.70 sen per unit for Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS 1Malaysia) for the financial year ended 30th September 2013.
The dividend is 0.10 sen per unit higher then 6.60 sen per unit announced last year & it is the highest since it was launched in 2009. Kindly refer to “Historical AS1 Malaysia Dividend Rate” for previous year dividend.
The dividend will involve a total payment of RM593.06 million and will benefit 365,355 unit holders who currently hold 8.02 billion units of AS 1Malaysia.
As of 16th September 2013, AS 1Malaysia has recorded a gross income of RM723.93 million. Profit from the sale of shares contributed RM405.99 million or 56.1%, dividend income from investee companies contributed RM189.79 million or 26.2 %, and RM128.15 million or 17.7 % is derived from investment in short term instruments and other income.
The dividend calculation of the AS 1Malaysia will be based on the average monthly minimum balance held throughout the financial year of the fund.
The dividend will be automatically credited into the unit holders’ accounts on 1st October 2013. In order to facilitate the dividend payment, all transactions for AS 1Malaysia has been suspended starting 24th to 30th September 2013.
Unit holders will be able to update their accounts at ASNB head office, ASNB branch or ASNB agents starting 1st October 2013.