KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB)announced a 6.50 sen dividend for a unit of Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) for the financial year ending March 31, 2013.
ASNB, which is a unit of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), also announced a special income distribution of 0.30 sen for a unit as a token of appreciation to ASM investors for their support.
The 6.80 sen income distribution was higher than the 6.50 sen per unit paid last year, PNB chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said.
He said the income distribution entailed RM913.85mil in total payout, an increase of 11.6% from RM818.62mil paid out last year.
The payment will benefit 542,809 unitholders, who currently hold 13.44 billion ASM units, he said. - Bernama.