Monday, August 9, 2010

PNB: 6.35 sen dividend for ASW 2020

Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), awholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), today announced an income distribution of 6.35 sen per unit for Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020 (ASW2020) for the financial year ending Aug 31, 2010.

PNB chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said the income distribution will involve a total payout of RM777.53 million, up 32.30 per cent, compared with the previous year's total payment of RM587.70 million.

He said 892,825 unitholders, who currently hold 13.1 billion ASW 2020 units,will benefit from the payout.

For the 11 months between Sept 6, 2009 and Aug 6, 2010, the fund received a total of 20,226 new account holders, while net investments received during theyear increased by 2.09 billion or 18.98 per cent, he told a media conference.

As of Aug 6, ASW 2020 recorded a gross income of RM887.05 million, profit from the sale of shares contributed RM454.57 million or 51.20 per cent, dividend income from investee companies totalled RM290.99 million or 32.80 per cent and RM141.49 million or 16 per cent is derived from investment in short-terminstruments and other income, he said. -- Bernama

How will the other nasional fund perform come next month or so? Wait and see...

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