The Board of Directors has recommended a first and final dividend of 4.0% less 25% income tax ( 3.00 sen net per ordinary share) in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2009, for the approval of the Company's shareholders at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting. Based on the issued and paid up as at 31 December 2009 of 700,171,527 ordinary shares, the net dividend payable would amount to RM21,005,146. The financial statements for the current year do not reflect this proposed dividend. Such dividend, if approved by the shareholders, will be accounted for in equity in the financial year ending 31 December 2010.
The entitlement and payment dates in respect of this proposed dividend will be announced at a later date.
This announcement is dated 22 February 2010.