ASB Dividend & Bonus for 2012 is 8.9%
Amanah Saham Bumiputera (ASB) unit holders will receive a dividend of 7.75 sen and a bonus 1.15 sen per unit for the financial year ending 31st December 2012. This means they will bring home a total of 8.9 sen distribution income for year 2012.
Compared to last year earning, this dividend is 0.1 sen higher compared to 7.65 sen declared in 2011 while there is no change in bonus. The 7.3 million unitholders, who currently hold over 95.9 billion ASB units, will receive a bonus of 1.15 sen.
The dividend involved a total payout of RM8.13bil and the bonus portion of RM712.21mil. As of 19th December, ASB registered a gross income of RM8.54bil.
Dividend income from investee companies contributed RM4.80bil, or 56.21%, of the gross income and profit from the sale of shares contributed RM2.68bil or 31.38%. The remaining 12.41%, or RM1.06bil, was derived from other income.
When can you get the Dividend and Bonus ?
The income distribution and bonus would be automatically credited into the respective unitholder’s account. Unitholders could update their accounts beginning 3rd January 2012 at ASNB branches or agents nationwide.
All ASB transactions will be suspended starting from 18th December 2012 to 1st January 2013 to facilitate the calculation of income distribution and bonus.