SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 25, 2021
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
On January 1, 2021, the audit practice of Hall & Company Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Inc. (“Hall”), an independent registered public accounting firm, was combined with Macias Gini & O’Connell (“MGO”) in a transaction pursuant to which Hall combined its operations with MGO, and certain members of Hall joined MGO either as employees or partners of MGO. On January 25, 2021, Hall resigned as auditors of Vystar Corporation (the “Company”), and with the approval of the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, MGO was engaged as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
Prior to engaging MGO, the Company did not consult with MGO regarding the application of accounting principles to a specific completed or proposed transaction or regarding the type of audit opinions that might be rendered by MGO on the Company’s financial statements, and MGO did not provide any written or oral advice that was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any such accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue.
The Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm of Hall regarding the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles, except that such audit report did include an explanatory paragraph regarding our ability to continue as a going concern.
During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 and during the interim period from the end of the most recently completed year through January 25, 2021, the date of resignation, there were no disagreements with Hall on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Hall, would have caused Hall to make reference to such disagreement in its report.
The Company provided Hall with a copy of this Current Report on Form 8-K prior to its filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and requested that Hall furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether it agrees with the above statements and, if it does not agree, the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of the letter, dated January 25, 2020, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 (which is incorporated by reference herein) to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) On December 17, 2020, Mr. Keith Osborn announced his retirement as a director, which was made effective January 25, 2021. Mr. Osborn has served as a director since 2016.
(d) On January 25, 2021, Byron L. Novosad, DDS, age 66, was appointed by unanimous consent of the Board as a member of the Board of Directors to fill the vacancy. Dr Novosad received a BA in Chemistry from Baylor University and graduated from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston and later received his Certificate in Periodontics in 1982. Dr. Novosad brings experience to the Board in the medical and health care field, and served previously as a consultant to UV Flu Technologies from 2011 to 2015 and a consultant to Vystar Corp 2013 to 2015.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed herewith:
|16.1||Letter from Hall & Company Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Inc. dated January 25, 2021 regarding change in independent registered public accounting firm.|
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: January 29, 2021||By:||/s/ Steven Rotman|
|Title:||President/Chief Executive Officer|