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RM27.5m for Saham Sabah investors
Published on: Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Kota Kinabalu: Saham Sabah Berhad (SSB) Chairman, Datuk Dr Marcus Mojigoh, on Tuesday, announced that Saham Amanah Sabah (SAS) has achieved a gross income of RM30.488 million in the first three months of this year.

He said the income is derived from three sources - SAS's investment in the stock market (96.25 per cent), dividend income (1.99pc) and money market (1.76pc).

"After deducting the manager's expenses and provision for taxation, the distributable income is RM27.576 million," he said in a statement. To this, he announced the first interim income distribution of 2.0 per cent or 2.00 sen net per unit for this year.

He said the income distribution of 2.00 sen per unit will involve a net total payment of RM24.920 million.

He said the calculation of the interim income distribution is based on 1,246,000,000 units as of March 31, 2013.

"This distribution represents a yield of 5.71 per cent income return based on the Net Asset Value (NAV) per unit of RM) .3552 as of Jan 2, 2013," he said. The income distribution, Mojigoh said, would be paid to 53,711 investors comprising of 45,898 (85.45 per cent) individual investors, 7,407 (13.79 per cent) investors under the Hardcore Poor Scheme, 358 (0.67 per cent) investors with bank loans and 48 (0.09 per cent) corporate investors.

Since SAS inception 14 years ago, he said, it has declared 14 cash distributions involving a total payment of RM447.595 million or 74.72 sen per unit and a distribution in the form of units reinvestments of 0.4 sen per unit.

In 1996, he said, SAS has also distributed bonus units of three units for every 10 units held. The initial and the bonus units, he said, were entitled to all income distributions equally. "This would have reduced the cost of initial investment by 23 per cent or 23 sen.

To this end, Mojigoh invite potential and current investors who are keen to invest or increase their investments and invest in SAS. There are still available SAS units for sale, he said.

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