500 Million Additional Units for ASM

Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) is offering 500 million new units of Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) to be opened for subscription on Wednesday, 18 July 2007.

The offer will commence concurrently at all ASNB Offices and agents branches at 9.30am nationwide, including Sabah and Sarawak.

To ensure a fair distribution to the investing public, a maximum investment limit of 50,000 units has been set per accountholder during the offer period from July 18, 2007, until 24 July, 2007.

ASM is a fixed price unit trust fund and opened to all Malaysians aged 6 months old and above.
PNB President and Group Chief Executive Tan Sri Dato Hamad Kama Piah Che Othman said the additional units was aimed at new investors who had missed out on the earlier opportunity and existing investors who seek to top up their investments.

In line with the upcoming 50th Merdeka Celebration, PNB would like to present all Malaysians with an opportunity that will allow them to share with the nations prosperity, he said during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 13 July 2007.

ASM was launched on 20 April 2000 with a fund size of 2 billion units which was fully subscribed in 21 days. This is the fourth time that ASM has offered new units for subscription and the response has so far been overwhelming.

Last year 1 billion units of ASM were fully subscribed in less than 2 hours and another 1 billion units were fully subscribed within one day when the new units were opened for subscription in March, 2007.

In the last seven years since its inception, the average annual income distribution declared by ASM is 7.02 sen per unit.

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