The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced dividend rate of 6.00 percent for the financial year ended 31st December 2011 after obtaining approval from Minister of Finance. It was the highest for the past 10 years and 20 basis points higher than 5.80 percent announced in 2010.
Kindly refer to “Historical Employees Provident Funds (EPF / KWSP) Dividend Rate” page for EPF dividend rate table & chart since 1952.
The total dividend payout stand at RM24.47 billion from RM27.24 billon investment income. The payout representing an increase of 13.23 per cent compared to RM21.61 billion recorded in 2010. The remaining RM2.77 billion are used for net impairment allowance on financial assets, investment expenses, operating expenditures, statutory charges and dividend on withdrawals.
EPF continued to invest the bulk of its investment assets, or 60.79 per cent, in stable and conventional low risk fixed income instruments in order to deliver steady returns for the long-term. Equities represented 35.64 per cent of total assets while the remaining 3.18 per cent and 0.39 per cent were allocated for Money Market Instruments and Properties asset classes, respectively.
On 2011 investment income, equities were the largest income contributor at RM13.29 billion representing 48.81 per cent of total investment income.
This was followed by Loans and Bonds, Malaysian Government Securities and Money Market Instruments which contributed RM7.54 billion, RM5.63 billion RM656.36 million respectively.
The balance RM115.41 million or 0.43 per cent was contributed by Property and Miscellaneous Investment Income
As at 31 December 2011, EPF total investment assets continued to register healthy growth of 6.52 per cent to RM469.22 billion from RM440.52 billion recorded in 2010.
For those who have EPF i-Akaun, you may see the dividend was already credited to your account.
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