The tobacco giant announced it will invest about $1.8 billion in Toronto-based cannabinoid company Cronos Group. Click here to read the full announcement.
Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE)
The hotel-focused real estate investment trust acquired the Hyatt Place Jacksonville Airport in Florida for $15.4 million, its first Hyatt brand hotel. Apple Hospitality now has 241 hotels across 34 states. Full announcement here.
The armored car giant received antitrust approval for its planned acquisition of Brazil-based Rodoban for $130 million. Click here for the full announcement.
Owens & Minor (OMI)
The health care logistics company appointed Robert Snead as chief financial officer. The UVA grad with an MBA from Columbia Business School has served as interim CFO since June and joined the company in 2010 as vice president of corporate development. Details here.
Chief information officer Joseph Pekala was awarded 82,306 shares.
Universal Corp. (UVV)
President and CEO George Freeman III gifted 245 shares of common stock. Following the transaction, Freeman now owns 244,074 shares.