Oppenheimer Holdings 8-K 2005
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Amendment No. 1
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
May 16, 2005
Commission File Number 1-12043
OPPENHEIMER HOLDINGS INC.
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SECTION 4 MATTERS RELATED TO ACCOUNTANTS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
ITEM 4.02. Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.
In addition, on May 9, 2005, the Company announced that its interest expense on its variable rate exchangeable debentures would be adjusted amongst the four quarters of 2004. In its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, the Company booked an immaterial cumulative adjustment in interest expense of $355,000 in the fourth quarter. With the restatement of the 2004 quarters for the lease matters described above, the Company has chosen to reflect the applicable interest expense in each quarter rather than record the impact of the adoption of the interest method as a fourth quarter adjustment.
The Company has now completed its review of the lease issue and believes that the restatements for lease expense and interest expense in the aggregate reduce net profit by $1,424,000 for the year ended December 31, 2004 and $1,185,000, $142,000 and $179,000, respectively for the quarters ended March 31, 2004, June 30, 2004 and September 30, 2004 and increase net profit by $82,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2004. The impact of the error in lease expense on the quarters and years prior to 2004 was immaterial. Consequently, the cumulative net effect of these errors as of December 31, 2003 has been recorded in the first quarter of 2004 as an additional expense of $779,000.
The Company is filing today both its Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004 to restate its results for the 2004 fiscal year and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2005, which includes the restated results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2004. The Company intends to file Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q/A for the quarterly periods ended June 30, 2004 and September 30, 2004 as quickly as possible.
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.
Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.