Belmond Ltd. to Change Its NYSE Ticker Symbol to “BEL”
HAMILTON, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Belmond Ltd. (NYSE: OEH), (the “Company”) today announced that it will change the ticker symbol of its class A common shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange from OEH to BEL. The change will become effective at the start of trading on July 28, 2014.
The New York Stock Exchange has invited the Company to mark the occasion by ringing the closing bell on its first day of trading as BEL. The bell will be rung by President and Chief Executive Officer John Scott, who will be joined by Chairman Roland Hernandez and members of the senior management team.
On June 30, 2014, the Company changed its name from Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. to Belmond Ltd. following shareholder approval of the change at the Company's 2014 annual general meeting. The change in name and ticker symbol is intended to align the Company’s corporate identity with that of its primary luxury brand, Belmond.
About Belmond Ltd.
Belmond (belmond.com) is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, its unique and distinctive portfolio now embraces 45 hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains, including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and three river cruises. Belmond also operates ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants. Orient Express is a trademark of SNCF. Further information on the Company can be found at investor.belmond.com.