Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) unitholders will receive a dividend of 7.75 sen and a bonus 1.15 sen per unit for the financial year ending 31st December 2012. This brings a total of 8.9 sen distribution income for year 2012.
This dividend is 0.1 sen higher compared to 7.65 sen declared in 2011 while there is no change in bonus.
Kindly refer to “Historical Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) Dividend Rate” page, for previous year dividend and bonus.
Currently, there are 7.82 million ASB unitholders in 2012 compare with 7.3 million unitholders in 2011. The total fund size also increase to 110.2 billion from 95.9 billion units in the same period.
The dividend involved a total payout of RM8.13bil and the bonus portion of RM712.21mil. As of 19th December, ASB registered a gross income of RM8.54bil.
Dividend income from investee companies contributed RM4.80bil, or 56.21%, of the gross income and profit from the sale of shares contributed RM2.68bil or 31.38%. The remaining 12.41%, or RM1.06bil, was derived fromother income.
The income distribution and bonus would be automatically credited into the respective unitholder’s account. Unitholders could update their accounts beginning 3rd January 2012 at ASNB branches or agents nationwide.
All ASB transactions will be suspended starting from 18th December 2012 to 1st January 2013 to facilitate the calculation of income distribution and bonus.