SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 27, 2021
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (808) 457-1400
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None
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ITEM 4.01 CHANGES IN REGISTRANT’S CERTIFYING ACCOUNTANT
On June 27, 2021, Cardax, Inc. (the “Company”) was notified by KBL, LLP (“KBL”) that it would resign as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm effective June 30, 2021, for factors unrelated to the Company.
KBL’s reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles, except that such audit reports each contained an explanatory paragraph about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, and the subsequent interim period through June 30, 2021, (i) there were no disagreements with KBL on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which if not resolved to the satisfaction of KBL would have caused it to make reference to the matter in connection with its reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for such years, and (ii) there were no “reportable events” as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company provided KBL with a copy of the foregoing disclosures prior to the filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K and requested that KBL furnish a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as required by Item 304(a)(3) of Regulation S-K, stating whether it agrees with the above statements. A copy of KBL’s letter, dated July 1, 2021, is filed herewith as Exhibit 16.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The action by KBL was not subject to recommendation or approval by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. The Audit Committee is evaluating the Company’s options with respect to engaging a successor independent registered public accounting firm.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
|16.1||Letter from KBL, LLP to the Securities and Exchange Commission dated July 1, 2021|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: July 1, 2021
|By:||/s/ David G. Watumull|
David G. Watumull
Chief Executive Officer and President