Published on: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Kuala Lumpur: Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), Wednesday announced higher income distribution for all three funds under Amanah Saham Gemilang (ASG) for the financial year ending March 31, 2013.
It announced an income distribution of 7.10 sen per unit for ASG-Pendidikan, up from seven sen a unit last year; 7.20 sen per unit for ASG-Kesihatan compared to 7.10 sen per unit in 2012; and 7.30 sen per unit for ASG-Persaraan, 25 sen higher per unit over the previous year's.
ASG-Pendidikan was allocated RM5.25 million for income distribution this year compared to RM3.64 million last year, PNB chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said here today when announcing the income distribution.
The income distribution wil benefit 21,460 ASG-Pendidikan unit holders who hold a combined 73.969 million units, he said.
As of March 19, ASG-Pendidikan has recorded a gross income of RM5.72 million, with profit from the sale of shares accounting for RM3.20 million, followed by dividend income of RM1.60 million and the rest of the income, at RM920,000, from investments in short-term instruments.
For ASG-Kesihatan, ASNB has allocated RM6.50 million for income distribution this year compared to RM4.57 million last year.
The income distribution will benefit 14,472 unit holders who hold a combined 90.316 million shares, said PNB.
As of March 19, ASG-Kesihatan has recorded a gross income of RM7.49 million, with profit from sales of shares accounting for RM4.25 million, followed by dividend income (RM2.25 million) and income from investments in short-term instruments (RM990,000).
ASNB has allocated a total payment of RM1.66 million for ASG-Persaraan income distribution (up from RM1.49 million last year) which will benefit 3,393 unit holders who hold a combined 22.801 million shares.
As of March 19, ASG-Persaraan has recorded a gross income of RM2.18 million, with profit from sales of shares contributing RM960,000, followed by dividend income (RM870,000) and income from investments in short-term instruments (RM350,000).
All the three unit trust funds under ASG are 'Growth and Income Funds' with different objectives and asset allocation for each.
ASG is a variable priced unit trust fund where investors are allowed to buy an unlimited number of units in all the three funds. - Bernama