Dividend


EPF

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced dividend rate of 6.35 percent for the financial year ended 31st December 2013 after obtaining approval from Minister of Finance. It was the highest since year 2000 and 0.2% higher than 6.15 percent announced in 2012.

Kindly refer to “Historical Employees Provident Funds (EPF / KWSP) Dividend Rate” page for EPF dividend rate table & chart since 1952. You may want to compare it with by using EPF Dividend Calculator.

The total dividend payout stand at RM31.20 billion from RM35 billon investment income. The remaining are used for investment expenses, operating expenditures, statutory charges and net impairment allowance on financial assets. The payout representing an increase of 12.81 per cent compared to RM27.45 billion recorded in 2012.

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The Malaysian Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”) was formally founded after the enactment of the Employees Provident Fund Act 1991 (Act 452), which grants employees a retirement benefits.

EPF functions by procuring at least 11% of each member’s monthly salary and additional 12% from member’s employer and storing it in a savings account.

EPF may use members saving for investments in companies deemed profitable and permissible by the organisation, from which dividends are banked to respective members’ accounts. At or after the end of the financial year, EPF shall declare dividend rate of in respect of that year with minimum rate of 2.5% per annum.

Below are the historical dividend rates (table & chart) since 1952.

Year Dividends Year Dividends Year Dividends
1952 2.50% 1973 5.85% 1994 8.00%
1953 2.50% 1974 6.60% 1995 7.50%
1954 2.50% 1975 6.60% 1996 7.70%
1955 2.50% 1976 7.00% 1997 6.70%
1956 2.50% 1977 7.00% 1998 6.70%
1957 2.50% 1978 7.00% 1999 6.84%
1958 2.50% 1979 7.25% 2000 6.00%
1959 2.50% 1980 8.00% 2001 5.00%
1960 4.00% 1981 8.00% 2002 4.25%
1961 4.00% 1982 8.00% 2003 4.50%
1962 4.00% 1983 8.50% 2004 4.75%
1963 5.00% 1984 8.50% 2005 5.00%
1964 5.25% 1985 8.50% 2006 5.15%
1965 5.50% 1986 8.50% 2007 5.80%
1966 5.50% 1987 8.00% 2008 4.50%
1967 5.50% 1988 8.00% 2009 5.65%
1968 5.75% 1989 8.00% 2010 5.80%
1969 5.75% 1990 8.00% 2011 6.00%
1970 5.75% 1991 8.00% 2012 6.15%
1971 5.80% 1992 8.00% 2013 6.35%
1972 5.85% 1993 8.00% 2014 6.75%




Amanah Saham Nasional 3 (ASN3) fund was launched on the 16th of October 2001. The fund objective is to generate capital growth over the medium to long-term period by investing in a balanced portfolio of investments and through re-investment of distribution.

ASN3 is a equity balanced fund with unit price is based on Net Assets Value (NAV). On top of the declared dividend, there will be a potential of profits (or losses) due to movement of NAV. The allocated fund size is 1 billion units and it is open to all Malaysian. It is also eligible for EPF withdrawal.

The table below is the historical dividend rate since the fund was launched in 2001.

Year Dividend (sen)
2002 6.00
2003 7.00
2004 7.50
2005 7.00
2006 6.30
2007 8.00
2008 7.00
2009 5.50
2010 6.00
2011 6.00
2012 6.30
2013 6.40
2014 6.20



AS1M

Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), announced a dividend of 6.70 sen per unit for Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS 1Malaysia) for the financial year ended 30th September 2013.

The dividend is 0.10 sen per unit higher then 6.60 sen per unit announced last year & it is the highest since it was launched in 2009. Kindly refer to “Historical AS1 Malaysia Dividend Rate” for previous year dividend.

The dividend will involve a total payment of RM593.06 million and will benefit 365,355 unit holders who currently hold 8.02 billion units of AS 1Malaysia.

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The Malaysian Armed Forces Fund, better known as Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) members will receive a 16 percent dividend and bonus for financial year end 31st December 2012.

The 16 percent dividend comprised of 7 percent dividend, 1 percent bonus and 8 per cent special bonus in the form of unit trusts.

LTAT manages to maintain its “stellar” record for its dividend rate. The lowest dividend rate since 1991 was 10 percent. The highest was 18.25 percent, which recorded in 1996.

Kindly browse Historical Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) Dividend Rate for previous year dividends since establishment in 1973.

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