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 17, 2021 (June 14, 2021)
BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
(Exact name of registrant specified in its charter)
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1950 Spectrum Circle, Suite 300, Marietta, Georgia
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Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (770) 953-7000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||BXC||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.
(a) Dismissal of Previous Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On June 14, 2021, the Audit Committee of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) dismissed BDO USA, LLP (“BDO”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. The Company’s decision to change independent registered public accounting firms occurred following receipt and review of a number of competitive proposals from independent registered public accounting firms, including BDO, to perform the audit of the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal year ending January 1, 2022.
BDO’s reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles.
During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, and the subsequent interim period through June 14, 2021, there were no disagreements, within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the related instructions thereto (“Regulation S-K”), with BDO 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 BDO, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in connection with its reports.
Also during the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, and the subsequent interim period through June 14, 2021, there were no reportable events within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions thereto.
The Company has provided BDO with the disclosures under this Item 4.01(a), and has requested BDO to furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made by the Company in this Item 4.01(a). BDO’s letter is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
(b) Appointment of New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On June 14, 2021, the Audit Committee of the Company appointed Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm, effective upon the dismissal of BDO on June 14, 2021 to audit the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ending January 1, 2022. During the fiscal years ended January 2, 2021 and December 28, 2019, and the subsequent interim period through June 14, 2021, neither the Company nor anyone on the Company’s behalf consulted with EY regarding (i) 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 Company’s consolidated financial statements, and no written report or oral advice was provided to the Company by EY that EY concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement, as that term is described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K, or a reportable event, as that term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits are attached with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
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.
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|Dated: June 17, 2021||By:||/s/ Kelly C. Janzen|| |
| || ||Kelly C. Janzen|| |
| || ||Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|