COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a change in the payment date of the company's quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 ( ten cents) per common share ( $0.40 per share on an annualized basis). This dividend will be paid on or about December 31, 2012. This quarterly cash dividend was previously scheduled to be paid on or about Jan. 2, 2013. The record date associated with this dividend payment remains unchanged at Dec. 14, 2012. About Arbitron Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is an international media and marketing research firm serving the media–radio, television, cable and out-of-home; the mobile industry as well as advertising agencies and advertisers around the world. Arbitron's businesses include: measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product patterns of U.S. consumers; providing mobile audience measurement and analytics in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, and developing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. The Company has developed the Portable People Meter ™ (PPM ®) and the PPM 360™, new technologies for media and marketing research. For additional information, please visit: http://www.arbitron.comPortable People Meter™, PPM ® and PPM 360™ are marks of Arbitron Inc. SOURCE Arbitron Inc.