Shareholders of gun maker Smith & Wesson "overwhelmingly" voted to change the company name to American Outdoor Brands Corp., the company said in a Tuesday statement.
The new name will go into effect on or about Jan. 1, after which the company will be traded under the ticker "AOBC."
President and CEO James Debney said in a statement that the company is excited about the results of the vote.
"We believe that American Outdoor Brands Corp. is a name that truly represents our broad and growing array of brands and businesses in the shooting, hunting and rugged outdoor enthusiast markets," Debney said.
The proposed name change was approved by Smith & Wesson's board of directors last month to reflect the broader product offering of the company, it said in a statement on its website on Nov. 7.