Celsion Corporation
Celsion CORP (Form: 8-K, Received: 09/21/2017 16:46:32)

UNITED STATES

  SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549  

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section  13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

Date of report  (Date of earliest event reported): September 18, 2017

 

  CELSION CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

Delaware

001-15911

52-1256615

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

997 Lenox Drive, Suite 100

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

 

Registrant ’s telephone number, including area code: (609) 896-9100

 

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§  230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

   

Emerging growth company  

   

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   

   

 

 

 

Item 4 .01

  Change in Registrant's Certifying Accountant

 

On September 18, 2017, Celsion Corporation (the “Company”) with the approval of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Audit Committee") dismissed Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (“DHG”) as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm and appointed WithumSmith+Brown, PC (“Withum”) as the Company's new independent registered public accounting firm.

 

The reports of DHG on the Company's financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and Stegman and Company (“Stegman”) for the year ended December 31, 2015 contained no adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to audit scope or accounting principles, except that DHG’s report for the year ended December 31, 2016 contained a paragraph stating that there was substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The Company previously reported on the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 1, 2016 that, effective June 1, 2016, substantially all directors and employees of Stegman joined DHG. 

 

During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, and the subsequent period through September 18, 2017 there were no disagreements with DHG or Stegman 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 DHG or Stegman would have caused DHG or Stegman to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in their respective reports. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 and the subsequent period through September 18, 2017, there have been no reportable events (as defined in Regulation S-K 304(a)(1)(v)).

 

During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, and the subsequent interim period through September 18, 2017, the date of DHG's dismissal, neither the Company, nor anyone on its behalf, consulted Withum regarding either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specific transaction, either completed or proposed; or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the registrant's financial statements, and no written report or oral advice was provided to the Company that was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching its decision as to an accounting, auditing, or financial reporting issue; or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement (as defined in paragraph 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions) or a reportable event (as described in paragraph 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).

 

In accordance with Item 304(a)(3) of Regulation S-K, the Company provided DHG and Stegman with a copy of the statements set forth above prior to the time this Current Report on Form 8-K was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Company requested that DHG and Stegman furnish the Company with letters addressed to the SEC stating whether DHG and Stegman agree with the above statements. DHG and Stegman have furnished the requested letters, and they are attached as exhibits to this report.

 

 

 

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)   Exhibits.

 

 

 

Exhibit

No.

 

Description

 

 

16 .1

 

Letter of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, dated September 21, 2017

     

16 .2

 

Letter of Stegman and Company, dated September 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

  SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

 

    CELSION CORPORATION  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:  September 21, 2017

By:

/s/Jeffrey W. Church

 

 

 

Jeffrey W. Church

 

 

 

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

   

EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit

No.

 

Description

   

16 .1

 

Letter of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, dated September 21, 2017

     

16 .2

 

Letter of Stegman and Company, dated September 21, 2017

 

Exhibit 16 .1

  

 

 

 

September 21 , 2017

   

   

Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20549

   

   

Ladies and Gentlemen:

   

We have read Item 4.01 of Form 8-K dated September 18, 2017 of Celsion Corporation and are in agreement with the statements contained therein in regards to Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.  We have no basis to agree or disagree with other statements of the registrant contained in Item 4.01.

   

Sincerely, 

   

/s/ Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP  

 

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

 

 

 

Exhibit 16 . 2

  

 

 

September 21 , 2017

   

   

Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20549

   

   

Ladies and Gentlemen:

   

We have read Item 4.01 of Form 8-K dated September 18, 2017 of Celsion Corporation and are in agreement with the statements contained therein in regards to Stegman and Company.  We have no basis to agree or disagree with other statements of the registrant contained in Item 4.01.

   

Sincerely, 

   

/s/ Stegman and Company