ASN2 Unitholders Get 5.5 sen Dividend for 2011


Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), recently announced 5.50 sen dividend per unit for Amanah Saham Nasional 2 (ASN 2) for the financial year ended 30 June 2011. For previous year dividend, refer to “Historical ASN2 Dividend Rate” page.

The figure is 0.3 sen higher when compared with the dividend of 5.20 sen per unit in 2010. Based on the net asset value (NAV) growth of ASN 2 from RM1.0267 per unit on 30 June 2010 to RM1.2246 per unit on 23 June 2011, the total returns for the fund is 19.27%.

The dividend involve a total payment of RM10.8 million and would benefit 8,832 unit holders who collectively owned 196 million units of ASN 2.

As of 23th June 2011, ASN 2 has recorded a gross income of RM14.34 million. Of the amount, profit from the sale of shares contributed RM5.43 million or 37.87%, dividend income from investee companies contributed RM7.24 million or 50.49% while the remaining income of RM1.67 million or 11.64% is derived from other investments.

To facilitate the calculation of dividend, all transactions for ASN 2 at the ASNB offices and agents was suspended from 22 June 2011 to 30 June 2011.

ASN 2 unit holders can update their ASN 2 investment pass book at ASNB offices and agents nationwide beginning 1 July 2011.

The ASN 2 dividend will be calculated based on the unit holdings on 30 June 2011. It will be re-invested into additional units of ASN 2 which will be automatically credited into the unit holders’ accounts, based on the NAV on 30 June 2011.

For the unit holders who subscribed to the ASN 2 through the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Members’ Investment Scheme, the income distribution will be credited directly into their respective EPF investment accounts.

ASN 2 is a variable priced growth fund with the objective of generating reasonable level of distribution income and capital appreciation to the unit holders through a diversified portfolio of investments.

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