SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 5, 2017
|InterCloud Systems, Inc.|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
1030 Broad Street
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (561) 988-1988|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)|
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Item 4.01. Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
a) On July 5, 2017, InterCloud Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), dismissed WithumSmith+Brown, PC (“Withum”) as the Company’s principal independent accountants, effective as of such date. The Company’s dismissal of Withum was approved by the audit committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.
During the Company’s fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016 and the subsequent interim period through July 5, 2017, there were no disagreements with Withum 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 Withum, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in connection with its report. None of the reportable events set forth in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K occurred during the period in which Withum served as the Company’s principal independent accountants. Withum’s audit reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015 and 2016 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles except to indicate that there was substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
In accordance with Item 304(a)(3), the Company provided Withum with a copy of this disclosure and requested that Withum furnish it with a letter addressed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the above statements, and if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of Withum’s letter dated July 7, 2017, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 hereto.
b) On July 5, 2017, Sadler, Gibb & Associates, LLC (“Sadler”) was engaged as the Company’s new principal independent accountants to audit the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. The Company’s engagement of Sadler was approved by the Board of Directors of the Company.
During the Company’s fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and the subsequent interim period through July 5, 2017, the Company has not consulted with Sadler regarding (i) 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 Company's financial statements, and Sadler did not provide either a written report or oral advice to the Company that was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing, or financial reporting issue; or (ii) the subject of any disagreement, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions, or a reportable event within the meaning set forth in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|16.1||Letter of WithumSmith+Brown, PC, dated July 7, 2017|
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.
|INTERCLOUD SYSTEMS, INC.|
|Date: July 7, 2017||By:||/s/ Daniel Sullivan|
Chief Accounting Officer