SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 21, 2019
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|of Incorporation)||Identification No.)|
|230 Marcus Boulevard, Hauppauge, New York||11788|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (631) 273-0900
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant
(a) Dismissal of Certifying Accountant
On March 21, 2019, as directed and approved by the Audit Committee of the Registrant’s Board of Directors, the Registrant formally dismissed Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP (“Raich”) as the Registrant’s independent accountant.
The audit reports of Raich on the Registrant's financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principle. During the Registrant’s two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, there have been no disagreements, within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act (“Regulation S-K”) and the related instructions thereto, with Raich on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Raich, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in connection with its report. Also during this same period, there were no reportable events as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K, and the related instructions thereto.
The Registrant provided a copy of this disclosure to Raich, and requested that Raich furnish the Registrant with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements made by the Registrant and, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of Raich’s letter is included as Exhibit 16.1 to this report.
(b) Engagement of New Certifying Accountant
On March 25, 2019, as directed and approved by the Audit Committee of the Registrant’s Board of Directors, the Registrant formally retained Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (“Baker Tilly”) as the Registrant’s independent accountant, effective immediately.
During the two most recent fiscal years the Registrant has not consulted with Baker Tilly regarding either the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the financial statements of the Registrant, as well as any matters or reportable events described in Items 304(a)(2)(i) or (ii) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01 – Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed with this report:
|16.1||Letter from Raich dated March 21, 2019|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|By: /s/ Kenneth H. Globus|
|Name: Kenneth H. Globus|
March 26, 2019