KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) has declared a total income distribution payout of RM300 million for its fixed-price fund, Amanah Saham Bumiputera 3 – Didik (ASB 3 Didik) for the financial year ending June 30, 2022.
The payout is equivalent to 4.25 sen per unit, benefiting 308,197 unitholders who currently own 7.06 billion units, said Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) in a statement today.
ASNB is PNB’s wholly-owned unit trust management company.
According to PNB, the income distribution of ASB 3 Didik translates to total returns of 4.25 per cent, outperforming its benchmark Maybank 12- Month Fixed Deposit of 1.89 per cent by 236 basis points.
As of June 24, 2022, ASB 3 Didik recorded a net realised income of RM412.65 million, derived from realised gains, dividends, as well as other income from domestic and international investments.
International investment is still the largest contributor to income at 23 per cent, and remains above 20 per cent of the overall portfolio, said PNB.
“Despite the recent market turbulence and threats of inflation, PNB remains steadfast in advancing the well-being of its unitholders by distributing sustainable returns amidst uncertain economic conditions,” it said.
The computation of income distribution for ASB 3 Didik is based on the average minimum monthly balance held throughout the financial year of the fund.
The distribution declared will be automatically reinvested into the unitholders’ accounts on July 1, 2022.
Prior to the announcement, transactions for ASB 3 Didik at all ASNB branches, agents, online channels and internet banking were temporarily suspended from June 23-30, 2022.
However, PNB said unitholders may resume transactions at the myASNB portal (www.myasnb.com.my), via the myASNB mobile application, or at any ASNB branches or agents nationwide on July 1, 2022.