Monday, May 2, 2016
Finmeccanica Shareholders Approve Name Change
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.