FVE Five Star Senior Living

Filed: 15 Jun 21, 5:19pm









Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 14, 2021


Five Star Senior Living Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


1-16817 04-3516029
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

400 Centre Street

Newton, Massachusetts

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)



(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


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:


oWritten communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


oSoliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


oPre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


oPre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:  


Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which
Common StockFVEThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


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    o


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. o   






In this Current Report on Form 8-K, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms “we,” “us,” “our” and “the Company” refer to Five Star Senior Living Inc. and its applicable subsidiaries.


Item 4.01. Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.


On June 14, 2021, the Audit Committee, or the Committee, of our Board of Directors, approved the engagement of Deloitte & Touche LLP, or Deloitte, as our independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately.  During the years ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020, and the subsequent interim period through June 14, 2021, we did not, nor did anyone on our behalf, consult with Deloitte with respect to (a) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on our consolidated financial statements, and no written report or oral advice was provided to us that Deloitte concluded was an important factor considered by us in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue or (b) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions), or a disagreement, or a reportable event (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K), or a reportable event.


Contemporaneous with the Committee’s determination to engage Deloitte, the Committee dismissed RSM US LLP, or RSM, as our independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. The reports of RSM on our financial statements for each of the two years ended December 31, 2019, and December 31, 2020, did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. In connection with the audits of our financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2019, and December 31, 2020, and during the subsequent interim period through June 14, 2021, there were no disagreements between us and RSM on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures which, if not resolved to the satisfaction of RSM would have caused RSM to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in their report. During the years ended December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and the subsequent interim period through June 14, 2021, there were no reportable events.


We provided RSM with a copy of the disclosures we are making in this Form 8-K and requested that RSM furnish us with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements contained herein.  A copy of RSM’s letter, dated June 15, 2021, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Form 8-K.


Item 9.01.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)        Exhibits.


 16.1Letter of RSM US LLP, dated June 15, 2021





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.


 By:/s/ Jeffrey C. Leer
 Name:Jeffrey C. Leer
 Title:Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Date:  June 15, 2021