Al Salam to receive dividends through iVESTOR
Manama, January 5, 2011
Al Salam Bank-Bahrain has announced that shareholders who have ASBB shares registered in Dubai Financial Market will have all their future cash dividends distributed to them electronically via the iVESTOR card issued by DFM.
The move, effective from January 1, replaces the traditional cheque method via mail, said a statement from Al Salam Bank-Bahrain.
Acting chief operating officer Abdulkarim Turki said the new method in paying the dividends comes in accordance with the UAE securities and commodities authority (SCA) resolution no. (28/r) of 2010, as the card will provide 24/7 instant access to your cash dividends worldwide, enabling you to withdraw cash via ATMs, make reservations, retail outlet and online purchases.
He pointed out that this method currently does not apply on dividends which have already been announced for previous years and were not collected yet.
"In order to apply for the iVESTOR card, shareholders need to update their details with DFM as soon as possible by sending an SMS that includes the investor no., English name (as it appears in the passport) and full postal address to 4800. Those who are outside the UAE can email the details required to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Turki said that while this service will available for shareholders wishing to receive their dividends as credit deposited to the iVESTOR card, dividends transfer will not be restricted to the card.
Shareholders will also have the choice to have their dividends transferred directly to their bank accounts, but in any case no dividends cheques will be issued, he clarified.-TradeArabiaa News Service