SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
June 11, 2015
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|State of Delaware||0-26946||94-3125814|
(State or other jurisdiction
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3560 Bassett Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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(Former name or former address if changed since last report)
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrants Certifying Accountant.
(a) The Audit Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors of Intevac Inc. (the Company) recently conducted a competitive selection process to determine the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 2, 2016. The Committee invited several international public accounting firms to participate in this process, including Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton), the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2015. As a result of this process, the Committee approved the appointment of Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM) as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending January 2, 2016, subject to completion of its standard client acceptance procedures. This action effectively dismissed Grant Thornton as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm as of June 11, 2015.
The reports of Grant Thornton on the Companys consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended January 3, 2015 and December 31, 2013 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. In connection with the audits of the Companys consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended January 3, 2015 and December 31, 2013, and in the subsequent interim period through June 11, 2015, there were no disagreements with Grant Thornton on any matters of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope and procedures which, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Grant Thornton, would have caused Grant Thornton to make reference to the matter in their report. There were no reportable events (as that term is described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K) during the two fiscal years ended January 3, 2015 and December 31, 2013, or in the subsequent period through June 11, 2015.
The Company has provided a copy of the foregoing disclosures to Grant Thornton and requested that Grant Thornton furnish it with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether Grant Thornton agrees with the above statements. A copy of Grant Thorntons letter, dated June 11, 2015, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Form 8-K.
(b) During the two most recent fiscal years and in the subsequent interim period through June 11, 2015, the Company has not consulted with BPM with respect to the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that would have been rendered on the Companys consolidated financial statements, or any other matters set forth in Item 304(a)(2)(i) or (ii) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
16.1 Letter from Grant Thornton LLP to the Securities and Exchange Commission dated June 11, 2015.
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.
|Date: June 16, 2015|| |
/s/ JAMES MONIZ
Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration,
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
|16.1||Letter dated June 11, 2015 from Grant Thornton LLP to the Securities and Exchange Commission.|