SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):February 24, 2017 (February 24, 2017)
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
12325 Emmet Street, Omaha, NE 68164
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:(402) 452-5400
(Former Name, or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 4.01.||Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.|
Effective as of February 24, 2017, Transgenomic, Inc. (the “Company”), as approved by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”), engaged Marcum LLP (“Marcum”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to audit the Company’s consolidated financial statements for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015 and in the subsequent interim period through February 24, 2017, neither the Company nor anyone on its behalf consulted Marcum regarding either: (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, in connection with which either a written report or oral advice was provided to the Company that Marcum concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement or reportable event as defined in Regulation S-K, Item 304(a)(1)(iv) and Item 304(a)(1)(v), respectively.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: February 24, 2017||By:||/s/ Paul Kinnon|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|