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): May 4, 2020
XPRESSPA GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
254 West 31st Street, 11th Floor
New York, New York 10001
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (646) 525-4319
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which|
|Common stock, par value $0.01 per share||XSPA||The Nasdaq Stock Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
|Item 4.01||Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.|
|(a)||Dismissal of Previous Independent Registered Accounting Firm|
On May 4, 2020, the Audit Committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the board of directors of XpresSpa Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), informed CohnReznick LLP (“CohnReznick”) of its decision to dismiss CohnReznick as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, effective as of that date.
CohnReznick’s report on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, nor was it qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles, other than, in each of the years ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, to include an explanatory paragraph regarding substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
During the years ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 and the subsequent interim period through May 4, 2020, there were no “disagreements” (as such term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions to Item 304) with CohnReznick 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 CohnReznick would have caused CohnReznick to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements or reportable events in connection with its reports on the financial statements for such years. During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 and the subsequent interim period through May 4, 2020, there have been no “reportable events” (as such term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K), except for the material weakness identified in the Company’s internal control over its financial close and reporting process.
The Company provided CohnReznick with a copy of the disclosure it is making herein in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K and requested that CohnReznick furnish the Company with a copy of its letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), pursuant to Item 304(a)(3) of Regulation S-K, stating whether CohnReznick agrees with the statements made by the Company in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K. A copy of CohnReznick’s letter to the SEC dated May 5, 2020 is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|(b)||Appointment of New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm|
On May 4, 2020, the Audit Committee approved the engagement of Friedman LLP (“Friedman”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, effective immediately. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 and through the subsequent interim period as of May 4, 2020, neither the Company, nor any party on behalf of the Company, consulted with Friedman regarding either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the audit opinion that might be rendered regarding the Company’s consolidated financial statements, and no written report or oral advice was provided to the Company that Friedman concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in deciding on any accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue, or (ii) any matter subject to any “disagreement” (as such term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions) or a “reportable event” (as such term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|16.1||Letter from CohnReznick LLP to the Securities and Exchange Commission, dated May 5, 2020.|
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.
|XPRESSPA GROUP, INC.|
|Dated: May 6, 2020||By:||/s/ Douglas Satzman|
|Name: Douglas Satzman|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|
May 5, 2020
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
We have been furnished with a copy of the response to Item 4.01 of Form 8-K for the event that occurred May 4, 2020, to be filed by our former client, XpresSpa Group, Inc. We agree with the statements made in response to that Item insofar as they relate to our Firm.
Very truly yours,
/s/ CohnReznick LLP