Dec 23 Preferred Bank :
* Preferred Bank increases quarterly cash dividend
* Increases quarterly cash dividend by 20 percent to $0.18 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
UPDATE 3-Bastos resigns as head of Brazil's BNDES as scandal heightens pressure
RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, May 26 Maria Silvia Bastos resigned on Friday as head of Brazil's development bank BNDES amid a political crisis that had increased pressure against her by credit-starved business leaders.