RIM made the announcement earlier this week that they are changing their companies name to BlackBerry. The legal name will not change until shareholders vote at the Annual General meeting later this year. Until then BlackBerry will change their stock symbol on NASDAQ to “BBRY” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange to “BB.”
Here is the announcement:
Research In Motion Ticker Change to Take Effect Monday, February 4
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 4, 2013) – Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) confirms that, effective the start of trading on Monday, February 4, 2013, the Company’s new ticker symbols will take effect. The company will trade as “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ.
The legal name of the company is not changing and the Company will do business as BlackBerry until shareholders vote for the official change at the Company’s Annual General Meeting later this year.
A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.