Alliance One International seeks to change ticker symbol to ‘PYX’ from ‘AOI’

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Agricultural company Alliance One International seeks to change name to Pyxus International

Agricultural company Alliance One International Inc. said Monday it is seeking to change its name to Pyxus International Inc. and will ask shareholders to approve the move at its Aug. 16 annual meeting. the company is in the midst of a transformation plan, that aims to move beyond its leaf tobacco business to new business lines including e-liquids, industrial hemp under a federal pilot program and legal cannabis in Canada. The name Pyxus is inspired by the Greek word for compass, the company said in a statement. Shares were not yet active premarket, but have gained 23.8% in 2018, while the S&P 500 has gained 4.8%.

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