Thomas Jones, a director, exercised options for 2,295 shares at $12.47 per share or $28,000. He then sold 976 shares at market price for $29.48.
Apple REITs Six and Seven
A California investment firm is taking another crack at persuading Apple REIT investors to sell their shares at a low price. MacKenzie Capital Management has offered to purchase shares of Apple REITs Six and Seven from shareholders at $6 and $5 per share, respectively. MacKenzie has made attempts at a lower price per share over the past year. It is looking to purchase up to 4.6 million shares of the two REITs.
The armored car giant filed a shelf registration to give it the ability to sell up to $150 million of its common stock over time.
Bryan McKernon, president of C&F Mortgage, sold 1,000 shares at $30 per share. He still owns more than 11,000 shares of C&F stock.
C&F declared a cash dividend of $0.26 per common share payable April 1 to shareholders of record on March 15.
Joshua Lawson, a director, exercised options for 1,500 per share at $22.32 each. He then sold 1,096 shares at market price for $30.72 or $33,669.
James Hudson III, a director, exercised options for 1,500 shares at $22.32. He then sold 1,100 shares for $30.65 or $33,715.
William Barr, a director, bought 1,487 shares at $50.42 each. He owns more than 17,000 shares.
James River Coal
The local coal company said its Blue Diamond Coal subsidiary received an imminent danger order from the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. The matter was quickly addressed, no injuries occurred and the order did not require withdrawal of miners from the mine. The order was then terminated, the company said.
President and COO Richard Whitt III sold 200 shares for $409.51 per share, a total of $81,900.
MWV elected Gracia C. Martore as a director. Martore, 60, is president and chief executive of media and newspaper giant Gannett Co. Martore is a graduate of Wellesley College.
The company released its latest proxy statement, announcing that its annual shareholders meeting will be April 26 at the Virginia Historical Society building at 10 a.m.
The proxy also revealed the total compensation packages for NewMarket’s top executives in 2011.
President and CEO Thomas Gottwald received $2.16 million in total compensation in 2011, up from $1.76 million the previous year. Gottwald’s pay package included a $775,000 base salary, a $660,000 bonus and other compensation.
CFO David Fiorenza received total pay of $986,964, up from $777,769. His 2011 pay included a $303,000 base salary.
C.S. Warren Huang, president of NewMarket subsidiary Afton Chemical Corp., received $2.5 million in total compensation in 2011. That’s up from $1.89 million in 2010. His total pay included a $630,000 base salary and a $550,000 bonus.
General counsel Steven Edmonds received $887,901 in total compensation for 2011, up from $726,497. That included a $318,975 base salary and a $325,000 bonus.
Vice President Bruce R. Hazelgrove III received $867,884 in total compensation for 2011, up from $743,090 the previous year. That included a base salary of $309,800 and a $300,000 bonus.
NewMarket also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.75 cents per share of common stock payable April 2 to shareholders of record at the close of business March 15.
Owens & Minor
Director G. Gilmer Minor III sold 26,653 shares at $30.21 per share for a total of $805,000. He still owns more than 132,000 shares of O&M stock.
Eddie Moore Jr., a director, exercised options to acquire 4,000 shares for a total of $157,860. He then sold the shares at market price for $48.09, a total of $192,360.
The parent of Xenith Bank awarded each of its top executives options for thousands of shares. President and CEO Gaylon Layfield received options for 12,000 shares with an exercise price of $3.61 per share. The options expire in 2022.