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Monday, November 9, 2009

Public Mutual declares distributions for 5 funds

Public Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Public Mutual declares distributions for five of its funds. The total gross distributions declared for the financial year ended 31 October 2009 are as follows:

Fund Gross Distribution / Unit
Public Industry Fund 4.50 sen
Public Equity Fund 2.50 sen
Public Islamic Bond Fund 4.00 sen
Public Asia Ittikal Fund 0.50 sen
PB Asia Real Estate Income Fund 1.00 sen

Public Mutual’s Chief Executive Officer Ms. Yeoh Kim Hong said that the above funds have performed well and managed to deliver respectable double-digits returns for one year period ended 9 October 2009.

According to The Edge-Lipper Fund Table dated 19 October 2009, Public Industry Fund and Public Equity Fund have generated one-year returns of 21.98% and 38.41% respectively for the period ended 9 October 2009.

Meanwhile, Public Islamic Bond Fund generated a return of 10.57% for the same period. Public Islamic Bond Fund is an award winning fund, having garnered a total of 10 awards in its category from Failaka Islamic Fund Awards (Dubai), The Edge-Lipper Malaysia Fund Awards, Morningstar Fund Awards (Malaysia) and The Star/Standard & Poor’s Investment Fund Awards Malaysia.

At the same time, Public Asia Ittikal Fund and PB Asia Real Estate Income Fund recorded returns of 37.27% and 46.38% respectively for the one-year period ended 9 October 2009. PB Asia Real Estate Income Fund was ranked No.1 for one-year return by The Edge-Lipper Fund Table dated 19 October 2009.

All these funds are distributed by Public Mutual unit trust consultants, with the exception of PB Asia Real Estate Income Fund which is distributed via Public Bank branches nationwide.

Public Mutual is Malaysia’s largest private unit trust company with 71 funds under management. It has over 2,000,000 accountholders serviced by 40,000 unit trust consultants. As at 30 September 2009, the total net asset value of the funds managed by the company was RM33.8 billion.

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