SERDANG: Staff of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) will receive another month's salary bonus for 2012.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the bonus should spur the staff to work hard and ensure that achievements of the past 35 years could be continued.
"This bonus is on top of the bonus for 2012. I also encourage companies in the PNB group that do well to consider giving the same to staff.
"I hope with the remuneration, the staff will work even harder," he said at PNB'S 35th anniversary dinner here on Sunday.
Najib also announced that 2,474 children of PNB staff, aged below 23 years, will receive RM1,000 each in the form of Amanah Saham 1Malaysia units this year.
Two services related to inheritance unit trust, Hibah Amanah and Pengistiharan Amanah, under Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASBN) were also launched.
Hibah Amanah for Muslims and Pengistiharan Amanah for non-Muslims will benefit 11 million unit holders who subscribe to the nine unit trust schemes.
"These new services will help ASBN unit holders plan their inherited properties so that they can be distributed to beneficiaries faster."
PNB employees were also reminded that the success achieved could only be continued if the Barisan Nasional was given the mandate to rule the country.
Najib, who is Finance Minister, was proud of PNB's efficiency in managing shares such as Amanah Saham Nasional (ASNB) and Amanah Saham Bumiputra (ASB).
"Dividends and bonuses totalling RM103.5 billion paid out so far show that companies in the PNB group have been managed efficiently.
"Another thing that caught my attention is PNB assets worth RM237 billion as of December 2012. Last year PNB recorded the highest profit of over RM2 billion. This excludes the RM11.81 billion profit via ASNB unit trusts." - Bernama
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