The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Board has declared a record 10 year high of 6% dividend for the financial year ended on Dec 31 last year.

Reports suggest that the high dividend was due to 2011 being another commendable achievement for the EPF which sees it having the strongest performance since the year 2001.

According to EPF, the rate is an increase of 20 basis points over the 5.80% paid out in 2010, hence translating to a total of RM24.47bil being distributed to its members.