The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced dividend rate of 6.15 percent for the financial year ended 31st December 2012 after obtaining approval from Minister of Finance. It was the highest since year 2000 and 15 basis points higher than 6.0 percent announced in 2011.
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 RM27.45 billion from RM31.02 billon investment income. The remaining are used for investment expenses, operating expenditures, statutory charges and net impairment allowance on financial assets. The payout representing an increase of 12.17 per cent compared to RM24.47 billion recorded in 2011.
Equities contributed RM13.91 billion in income representing 44.84 per cent of gross investment income. Meanwhile, investments in Malaysian Government Securities and Equivalents, Real Estate and Infrastructure and Money Market Instruments earned RM6.26 billion, RM595.63 million and RM574.91 million respectively.
EPF total investment assets as at 31 December 2012 stood at RM526.75 billion surpassing the half a trillion mark, up 12.31 per cent from RM469.04 billion recorded in the previous year. This increase was largely contributed by the positive net annual contributions from members and employers as well as consistent and encouraging investment performance across all asset classes.
For those who have EPF i-Akaun, you may see the dividend was already credited to your account.
You may want to compare it with by using EPF Dividend Calculator.