Friday, December 23, 2011

ASB Dividend per share december 31 2011

ASB Dividend per share december 2011 ; Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) unitholders will receive a dividend of 7.65 sen per unit for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2011 compared with 7.50 sen last year. The 7.3 million unitholders, who currently hold over 95.9 billion ASB units, will also receive a bonus of 1.15 sen.

Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) chairman, Tan Sri Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid, said the income distribution portion involved a total payout of RM7.04 billion and the bonus portion RM628.29 million.

Up to last Thursday, he said, the scheme registered a gross income of RM7.19 billion.

“Dividend income from investee companies contributed RM4.09 billion, or 56.9 per cent of the gross income and profit from the sale of shares contributed RM2.25 billion or 31.3 per cent,” he told a media briefing here yesterday.

He said the remaining 11.8 per cent, or RM0.85 billion, was derived from investment in short-term instruments and other investments.

Ahmad Sarji said the income distribution and bonus would be automatically credited into the respective unitholders’ account and unitholders could update their accounts beginning Jan 3 next year.

“All transactions for ASB will be suspended beginning Dec 21, 2011 until Jan 2, 2012, to facilitate the calculation of income distribution and bonus,” he said.

He said the ASB’s performance during the year was satisfactory even in the last quarter of this year, with the stock market performance influenced by the US economic uncertainty and Europe’s debt crisis in Europe.

Meanwhile, its president/chief executive officer, Tan Sri Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman, said PNB would make sure it would continue to not only pay dividend every year but also to create growth for the future.

On the takeover of SP Setia Bhd, he said, PNB was still waiting approval from the Securities Commission (SC).

“We have submitted it to the SC and we are now waiting for its approval,” he said.

He, however, declined to elaborate.

On the progress of the Menara Warisan project, which was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on 2011 Budget last year, he said: “PNB has submitted the Design Order to the ‘pihak bandaraya” and we hope when we get the approval, we will announce it.” — Bernama For the latest updates on the stock market, visit Stock Market Today
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