Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dividend and Bonus: ASB pays 8.9 sen per unit in 2012

It certainly pays to invest in Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) scheme. With special privilege given to ASB unit holders, PNB gives out unbelievably high return of investment year in year out. The scheme is created specifically for Bumis.

ASB's historical dividend + bonus payout:

2007 - 8.00 + 1.00 = 9.00
2008 - 7.00 + 1.75 = 8.75
2009 - 7.30 + 1.25 = 8.55
2010 - 7.50 + 1.25 = 8.75
2011 - 7.65 + 1.15 = 8.80
2012 - 7.75 + 1.15 = 8.90

ASB dividen 2012
PNB chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid (left) and PNB president and CEO Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman showing the dividend and bonus rates. Photo and info by New Straits Times.


KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), has announced an income distribution of 7.75 sen per unit and a bonus of 1.15 sen per unit for the Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) scheme this year.

The 7.75 sen dividend is its highest since 2008 and is 0.1 sen more than last year's 7.65 sen.

The income distribution will involve a total payout of RM8.13 billion, 17.5 per cent higher than the RM6.92 billion paid out last year. The bonus payout is RM712.2 million compared with RM600.4 million last year.

PNB chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said the payment would benefit 7.82 million unit holders, who hold 110.2 billion units.

"Considering the market conditions, which have not been up to expectations, PNB did a fairly good job," he said yesterday.

PNB president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman said the country's biggest fund manager expected next year to be challenging.

Up to Dec 19, ASB recorded a gross income of RM8.54 billion. Income from companies contributed RM4.80 billion, or 56.21 per cent of the gross income. Profit from the sale of shares contributed RM2.68 billion, or 31.38 per cent, and the balance of RM1.06 billion was derived from other incomes.

The dividend and bonus will be credited into unit holders' accounts and they will be able to update their books from Jan 2.



Angie said...

wow that's good news...

de engineur said...

Always better than fixed deposit or (any) other Unit Trust fund.

Still, it's puzzling why many Bumis don't save in ASB.

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