FRESNO, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dennis R. Woods, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Security Bancshares, (http://www.unitedsecuritybank.com/) (Nasdaq: UBFO), reported that the Board of Directors of United Security Bancshares declared a 4th quarter 2012 stock dividend of one percent (1%) on March 26, 2013. The stock dividend will be paid to shareholders of record on April 12, 2013 and the dividend shares will be issued on April 24, 2013.
This marks the 18th consecutive quarterly stock dividend since initiated in 2008. Capital preservation remains a significant focus of the Bank's Directors in consideration of the Basel III capital standards likely to be adopted. Stock dividends preserve capital compared with cash dividends which reduce capital.
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