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Allegion Plc. said late Wednesday its board of directors has approved a 29% increase to the security products company's quarterly dividend to 27 cents a share. That reflects Allegion's "continued commitment to drive sustainable shareholder returns" and "conveys our confidence in the company's long-term cash flow prospects," Chief Executive David D. Petratis said in a statement. The dividend is payable March 29 to shareholders of record March 15. Allegion shares rose 0.1% in the extended session after ending the regular trading day up 0.6%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit for more information on this news.