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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ASN Dividend Payout At 6%

Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) today announced an income distribution of 6 cents per unit for Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN) scheme for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2010. This year's income distribution was 0.80 sen higher from the 5.20 sen per unit declared in 2009. 

The income distribution would involve a total payment of RM89.88 million compared with the RM81.52 million paid last year. PNB chairman told reporters that ASN's performance for the year ending Dec 31, 2010 was generally better than last year in line with the encouraging performance of the country’s economy and the stock market.

During the same period, ASN recorded a gross income of RM112.02 million. Profit from the sale of shares contributed RM63.07 million or 56.30 percent, followed by dividend income from investee companies of RM39.18 million or 34.98 percent. The remaining RM9.77 million or 8.72 percent was derived from other investments. 

All transactions for ASN at the ASNB headquarters, ASNB offices and agents will be suspended beginning Dec 27, 2010 to Jan 3, 2011.  Unitholders will be able to update their ASN passbooks beginning Jan 3, 2011 at any ASNB offices or ASNB agents nationwide. 

Just for your information, ASN is a growth fund launched on April 20, 1981. The objective of this fund is to generate reasonable level of income distribution and capital appreciation to the unit holders through a diversified portfolio of investments.

Below is the ASN dividend distribution history:

It's time to visit taipei, I heard it goes down to between 6 to 8 degree Celcius at night time. It should be very interesting for New Year count down. There won't be any post from me for the coming days until next year. So see you guys and Happy New Year! 

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