GFI Group 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 21, 2012
GFI GROUP INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 968-4100
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 4.01. Change in Registrants Certifying Accountant.
On February 21, 2012, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of GFI Group Inc. (the Company) engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC) as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012. In connection with the engagement of PWC, on February 23, 2012, the Company informed Deloitte and Touche LLP (D&T) that it will be dismissed as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm. Such dismissal will be effective upon the filing of the Companys Form 10-K for the 2011 fiscal year.
The decision to change auditors was the result of a request for proposal process that included a number of the largest public accounting firms and was conducted as part of the Companys ongoing efforts to enhance its corporate governance practices.
During the two fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, and through February 21, 2012, the Company has not consulted with PWC regarding any of the matters described in S-K 304(a)(2)(i) or S-K 304(a)(2)(ii).
The reports of D&T on the Companys financial statements for the past two fiscal years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 contained no adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principle.
During the two most recent fiscal years and through February 21, 2012, there have been (i) no disagreements with D&T 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 D&T would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the financial statements for such years and (ii) no reportable events (as defined in S-K 304(a)(1)(v)).
The Company has provided D&T a copy of the above disclosures and has requested that D&T furnish it with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether or not it agrees with the above statements. A copy of such letter, dated February 27, 2012, is filed as Exhibit 16 to this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.