SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
April 11, 2019
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
BALLANTYNE STRONG, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|11422 Miracle Hills Drive, Suite 300|
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 4.01. Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
(a) Former Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On April 11, 2019, Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (the “Company”) dismissed BDO USA, LLP (“BDO”) and appointed another independent registered public accounting firm as principal auditors, effectively immediately. The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved the change in the auditors, following a competitive request for proposal process with several independent registered public accounting firms. The Company has authorized BDO to respond fully to the inquiries of the successor auditors.
During the two fiscal years ended December 31, 2018, and the subsequent interim periods through April 11, 2019, there were no: (1) disagreements with BDO on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements if not resolved to their satisfaction would have caused them to make reference in connection with their opinion to the subject matter of the disagreement, or (2) reportable events.
The audit reports of BDO on the Company’s financial statements as of and for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
The Company provided BDO with a copy of the foregoing disclosures and requested BDO to furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the above disclosures. A copy of the letter furnished pursuant to that request is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
(b) New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On April 11, 2019, the Company appointed Haskell & White LLP as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, and during all subsequent interim periods through April 11, 2019, the Company did not consult Haskell & White LLP regarding the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements or any matter that was the subject of a “disagreement” with its former auditors or a “reportable event” as those terms are defined in Item 304 of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|16.1||Letter from BDO USA, LLP to the Securities and Exchange Commission.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BALLANTYNE STRONG, INC.|
|Date: April 12, 2019||By:||/s/ Mark D. Roberson|
|Mark D. Roberson|
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer