Unclaimed dividends refer to dividend payable to shareholders but have remained unpaid for a period of not less than twelve (12) months, and are governed by the Unclaimed Moneys Act 1965.
The IJM Share Registrars will register details of any unclaimed dividend (in the form UMA-3) and lodge with the Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys based on an annual cycle commencing from 1 January till 31 December of the same year. The form UMA-3 will also be sent to the National Printers for gazetting in accordance with Section 10A(1) of the Unclaimed Moneys Act.
By 31 March of the following year, any remaining unpaid or unclaimed dividend will be lodged (in the forms of UMA-3 and UMA-4) together with the cheque to the Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys.
A shareholder may present a claim through the IJM Share Registrars for payment of any unclaimed dividend (or request the Company to re-issue the dividend cheque) prior to the expiry of the twelve-month period. After that period, a shareholder can only request or apply for a refund of any unclaimed dividend from the Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys. The shareholder must satisfy the Registrar that he is the rightful owner or has legal right over the dividend, including submission to the Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys the original dividend warrant, photocopy of the identity card (for an individual), the form UMA-7 duly completed and signed, among others.
You may contact the IJM Share Registrars, Company Secretary, or the Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys, as appropriate, should you need any further assistance or information in your claim for any of the unclaimed dividend. The Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys can be contacted at:
Pejabat Pendaftar Wang Tak Dituntut
Jabatan Akauntan Negara Malaysia
Bahagian Pengurusan Amanah dan Sekuriti
100 Jalan Tun Perak
50050 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-20341850 Fax: +603-20725707
Updated: 30 Jun 2016