Amanah Saham Nasional


ASB

ASB pay 8.70 sen in dividend and bonus for financial end 2013. This comprise of 7.7 sen dividend and 1.0 sen bonus. In the same period, a total of 8.26 million peoples subscribe to ASB with total fund size of more than RM127.26 billion. At this size, ASB is the biggest funds that manage by ASNB.

In summary, ASB invest more than 70% of the total funds size in Malaysia Stock Market. The remaining is in cash or other income instrument.

The following table show 20 largest stock portfolio held ASB, unitholder distribution and investment income for financial end of 31st December 2013.

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ASB2As highlighted during 2014 budget, on 2nd April 2014 Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) officially launched Amanah Saham Bumiputera 2 (ASB2) fund. This is the 10th fund managed by PNB & it is aimed to empower the Bumiputra economy. The fund size is 10 billion units.

ASB2 is a fixed price fund at RM1 each unit. Most of the fund features, are very much similar to first ASB except that ASB2 fund is Mixed-Type fund rather than Equity.

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ASM

Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), announced a dividend of 6.6 sen per unit for the Amanah Saham Malaysia for the financial year ending 31st March, 2014.

In comparison, in 2013 the dividend comprises of 6.5 sen normal dividend and 0.3 sen special dividend. Kindly refer to “Historical ASM Dividend Rate” for previous year dividend.

The dividend will involve a payout of RM947.1 million. The figure is 3.6 percent higher than the payment of RM913.85 million made in 2013. Currently, there are 530,000 unit holders who currently hold 14.34 billion units of ASM.

As at 17th March, 2014, ASM registered a gross income of RM1.16 billion.

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ASB

Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) unitholders will receive a dividend of 7.70 sen and a bonus 1.0 sen per unit for the financial year ending 31st December 2013. This brings a total of 8.70 sen distribution income for year 2013.

This dividend and bonus are 0.05 sen and 0.15 sen lower compared to 7.75 sen and 1.15 declared in 2012 respectively.

Kindly refer to “Historical Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) Dividend Rate” page, for previous year dividend and bonus.

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ASNB

We are in the final months of the year 2013. For ASB & ASN unitholders, it is the time for them to earn dividends for their investment.

Based on the information obtained from Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) website, transaction for Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) & Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN) will be suspended to facilitate the issuance and computation of ASB & ASN dividend for year 2011.  ASB & ASN transaction will be suspended from 22nd December 2013 to 1st January 2014. Based on history, ASB dividend will be declared in between 14th to 21st December while ASN dividend will be declared around 22nd to 24th December.

What is your expected ASB & ASN dividend for year 2013? Dividends for other fixed priced funds manage by ASNB showed an increase in between 0.1 to 0.3 sen in 2013. For variable fund, the increase as high as 0.6 sen.

In 2012, dividend for ASB & ASN is 8.9 & 6.3 sen respectively.

What is your plan to do with the extra money?

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