Lake Shore Bancorp 8-K 2014
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 1, 2014
LAKE SHORE BANCORP, inc.
31 East Fourth Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
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Item 4.01Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
On October 1, 2014, Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) was notified that the audit practice of ParenteBeard LLC (“ParenteBeard”), an independent registered public accounting firm, was combined with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (“Baker Tilly”) in a transaction pursuant to which ParenteBeard combined its operations with Baker Tilly and certain of the professional staff and partners of ParenteBeard joined Baker Tilly either as employees or partners of Baker Tilly. On October 1, 2014, ParenteBeard resigned as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company and with the approval of the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, Baker Tilly was engaged as its new independent registered public accounting firm.
Prior to engaging Baker Tilly, the Company did not consult with Baker Tilly regarding the application of accounting principles to a specific completed or contemplated transaction or regarding the type of audit opinions that might be rendered by Baker Tilly on the Company’s financial statements, and Baker Tilly did not provide any written or oral advice that was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any such accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue.
The report of independent registered public accounting firm of ParenteBeard regarding the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and was not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, and during the interim period from the end of the most recently completed fiscal year through October 1, 2014, the date of resignation, there were no disagreements with ParenteBeard on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of ParenteBeard would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in its report.
The Company provided ParenteBeard with a copy of this Current Report on Form 8-K prior to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and requested that ParenteBeard furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with above statements and, if it does not agree, the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of the letter, dated October 1, 2014, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 (which is incorporated by reference herein) to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
16.1 Letter of Concurrence from ParenteBeard LLC Regarding Change in Certifying Accountant.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 1, 2014