Commercial, Personal/Corporate, Public Service

Finmeccanica Shareholders Approve Name Change

By Amy Kluber | May 2, 2016

Finmeccanica's shareholders have approved the company's name change to Leonardo in a meeting last week. The official full name, Leonardo - Società per azioni (abbreviated Leonardo S.p.a.) will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. Until Dec. 31, 2016, the company will be known as Leonardo-Finmeccanica.

Finmeccanica first announced in March it will rename its helicopter unit Leonardo, after Leonardo da Vinci who pioneered the beginnings of what we know today to be the helicopter.

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