Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), announced a dividend of 6.50 sen per unit for Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS 1Malaysia) for the financial year ended 30th September 2011.
This second dividend is 0.12 sen per unit higher when compared with 6.38 sen per unit announced for 2010. Kindly refer to “Historical AS1 Malaysia Dividend Rate” for previous year dividend.
The dividend will involve a total payment of RM311.27 million and will benefit 270,598 unit holders who currently hold 5.49 billion units of AS 1Malaysia.
As of 20th September 2011, AS 1Malaysia has recorded a gross income of RM405.67 million. Profit from the sale of shares contributed RM205.99 million or 50.78%; dividend income from investee companies contributed RM152.48 million or 37.59%, and RM47.20 million or 11.63 % 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 2011. In order to facilitate the dividend payment, all transactions for AS 1Malaysia has been suspended starting 21st September 2011 to 2nd October 2011.
Unit holders will be able to update their accounts at ASNB head office, ASNB branch or ASNB agents starting 3rd October 2011.
Unitholders who invest in AS 1Malaysia through the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Members’ Investment Scheme will have their income distribution credited directly into their EPF accounts.
AS 1Malaysia is a fixed price fund with a size of 10 billion units. Fifty percent of the approved size is open for Bumiputera investors, 30% is allocated to Chinese, 15% for Indians and the rest for other Malaysians.