8-K/A 1 f8ka_032916.htm FORM 8-K/A


(Amendment No. 1)







Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):    March 23, 2016


(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


DELAWARE 001-10526 11-1719724

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)



230 Marcus Boulevard, Hauppauge, New York 11788
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code:    (631) 273-0900


Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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The purpose of this Current Report on Form 8-K/A, Amendment No. 1, is to amend the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by United-Guardian, Inc. (the “Registrant”) on March 29, 2016. This amendment is being filed solely to correct an inadvertent error in the wording of Item 4.01(a). The wording in the original filing should have been replaced with the wording in the corrected paragraph below. For the convenience of the reader, the entire 8-K announcement, as corrected, is repeated below. Other than the correction to Item 4.01(a), the remainder of the original Form 8-K remains unchanged.  


Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On March 24, 2016 the Registrant issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant


(a)Resignation of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


On March 25, 2016 Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (“Baker Tilly”) notified the Registrant that Baker Tilly was resigning as the Registrant’s independent registered public accountant, effective immediately. After the completion of Baker Tilly’s most recent audit of the Registrant’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 (the “Audit”), the Registrant made an offer of employment to a Baker Tilly employee who participated in the Audit. The Baker Tilly employee accepted the offer of employment. As a result, Baker Tilly has determined that this would constitute a conflict of interest and that their independence would be impaired in accordance with SEC independence rules, and notified the Registrant that it would have to resign.


Baker Tilly had audited the Registrant's financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2014 and 2015. The audit reports of Baker Tilly on the Registrant's financial statements for those years did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principle. During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years and subsequent interim period preceding Baker Tilly's resignation as the Registrant's independent registered public accountant, there have been no disagreements with Baker Tilly 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 Baker Tilly, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in connection with its report. There were no reportable events as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.


The Registrant has provided a copy of this disclosure to Baker Tilly, and requested that Baker Tilly furnish the Registrant with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements made by the Registrant and, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of Baker Tilly’s response is included as Exhibit 16.1 to this Report.


(b) Engagement of New Certifying Accountant


On March 29, 2016, as directed and approved by the Audit Committee of the Registrant’s Board of Directors, the Registrant formally retained Raich Ende Malter Co. LLP as the Registrant’s independent accountant, effective immediately. During the two most recent fiscal years and through the date of this Report, the Registrant has not consulted with Raich Ende Malter Co. LLP regarding either the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the financial statements of the Registrant, as well as any matters or reportable events described in Items 304(a)(2)(i) or (ii) of Regulation S-K.


Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


(d)    Election of Directors


On March 23, 2016, S. Ari Papoulias was appointed to the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Registrant effective immediately. Since 2015 Mr. Papoulias has been Managing Director of ChemRise LLC, a business advisory firm. From 2006 to 2015 he was Global Marketing Director for Momentive Performance Materials, and from 1987 to 2006 he held various leadership positions with International Specialty Products, Inc. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, and an MBA in Finance. Mr. Papoulias will also be serving on the Board’s Audit Committee. There are no family relationships between Mr. Papoulias and any director or other executive officer of the Company, nor are there any transactions between him or any member of his immediate family and the Registrant that would be reportable as a related party transaction under the rules of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Further, there is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Papoulias and any other persons or entities pursuant to which Mr. Papoulias was appointed as a director of the Company.


Item 9.01 – Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed with this report:


Exhibit Number Description
16.1 Letter from Baker dated March 29, 2016
99.1 Press release dated March 24, 2016





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.





By: s/ Kenneth H. Globus
Name: Kenneth H. Globus
Title: President


March 29, 2016