The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has declared a dividend rate of 5.65 per cent for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2009. The dividend paid in 2009 is 1.15 percent higher than the amount paid in 2008. In 2008 the dividend rate was 4.5 percent. News on higher dividend for year 2009 was in mainstream media last October. You can have a look at previous year dividend here.
In 2009, EPF make agreat achievement by securing highest ever net income at RM19.63 billion. This is 34.82 percent or RM14.56 billion higher than the amount recorded in 2008.
In line with EPF strategy to preserve contributor’s capital, 72.53 per cent of the total investment were devoted in fixed income instruments while 27.05 per cent was in equities and the balance in property.
As at Dec 31, 2009, EPF’s investment portfolio grew 8.55 per cent or RM29.25 billion to RM371.26 billion from RM342.01 billion in 2008.