March 26, 2012

Amanah Saham Malaysia Unitholders Get 6.5 Sen Dividend

Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), has announced a 6.50 sen dividend per unit for Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) for the financial year ending March 31, 2012.

The income distribution was higher than the 6.38 sen per unit paid last year, PNB Chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said today.

He said the income distribution would involve a total payout of RM820.24 million, an increase of 8.6 percent compared to the RM755.05 million paid out last year.

"The payment will benefit 546,341 unit holders who currently hold 12.62 billion units of ASM," he told a press conference here today.

Up until March 21, ASM has recorded a gross income of RM978.32 million.

For comparison of historical dividends distributed by Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020, Amanah Saham Malaysia and Amanah Saham 1Malaysia, please refer to this article.

Source: Bernama

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