China Finance Online 6-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
November 2, 2012
Commission File Number: 000-50975
China Finance Online Co. Limited
(Translation of registrants name into English)
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
9th Floor of Tower C, Corporate Square
NO.35 Financial Street, Xicheng District
Beijing, China 100033
(Address of principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F: x Form 20-F ¨ Form 40-F
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨
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Change of Auditor
China Finance Online Co. Limited (the Company) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the change of its independent registered public accounting firm from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. (DTT) to Grant Thornton China (GT), with immediate effect. The change was driven by fee considerations as part of the Companys recent cost reduction measures, recommended by the Companys audit committee and approved by the Board of Directors on November 2, 2012.
During the two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and through the date of this Form 6-K, there were no disagreements between the Company and DTT on any matters of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of DTT, would have caused DTT to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in its report on the Companys consolidated financial statements.
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.