Distribution amounts

A distribution is profit earned by a fund and paid to investors, and may include income such as interest, dividends and realised capital gains.

A distribution is expressed as a cents per unit amount. For example, if your fund pays a distribution of two cents per unit, and you hold 1000 units, your total distribution payment would be $20 ($0.02 x 1000).

When a distribution is paid, the unit price of the fund will fall by an equivalent amount. To learn more about the impact of distributions on unit prices, click here.

To view cents per unit distribution amounts for investment funds offered through Colonial First State, choose from the following list of products.

Distribution calendar

Most funds distribute at the end of each financial quarter. The exceptions include global funds which distribute half yearly (June and December), and cash and income funds which distribute at the end of each month.

Distribution calculation dates for each financial quarter are given below.

Distributions are normally paid within 14 days of the calculation date. Investors can elect either to reinvest their distribution, or have it paid to their bank account.

2017 Calendar Year
Period ending Distribution Calendar Date
March 26 March
June 30 June
September 24 September
December 17 December

In exceptional circumstances we may change the timing and frequency of distributions without notice to investors.

For more information about distributions refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement, or contact us on 13 13 36, or speak with your financial adviser.

Estimated distribution tax components

To view the 2016-17 estimate distribution tax components for investment funds offered through Colonial First State, simply click on the links below.

Please note that these estimate distribution tax components provide general information only and do not take into account your individual taxation or financial objectives, situation or needs. You should not rely on this information for the purposes of completing your income tax returns. 2016-2017 Colonial First State Tax Statements will begin being issued from 21 July 2017. If you have any further questions on fund distributions please speak to your financial adviser, or call us on 13 13 36.

To view the current financial year’s distribution components for non-residents, choose from the dropdown menu below.