Standard Brands Ups Cash Dividend Directors of Brands Paint Standard j^k niiua i emit Company, * Torrance, have today voted voted an increase in the quarterly quarterly cash dividend rate on the common stock. - yrhe directors announced a ^quarterly cash dividend of '9 cents per share, payable payable Feb. 5 to shareholders of record at the close of business Jan. 19. This represents a 12Vi per cent increase over the prior annual rate of 32 cents per share to the new annual rate of 36 cents per share. This is the seventh cons cons e c u t i v e, year in which Standard B r a n d s Paint Company's coinmon stock d i v i d e n d has been increased. increased. \ THE PAYMENT^will be the 27th consecutive quarterly quarterly cash dividend\paid by the company. \ The directors also elected elected the following officers: Dan Greenberg, formerly formerly chairman of the board, to the position of chairman of the executive committee. committee. Sid Greenberg to chairman chairman of the board. Greenberg is succeeded as president of the company, company, by John DeGregory, who had been the senior vice president. All other officers were reelected. Lists Speaker Members of the Long Beach Escrow Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. John Lyman, vice president-director, president-director, Security Title-Insurance Title-Insurance Company, is the major speaker. He discuss "Escrow Growth -- Opportunity in Tims of Adversity."