SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 16, 2017
WESTWATER RESOURCES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
6950 S. Potomac Street, Suite 300
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (303) 531-0518
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 4.01 Changes in registrant’s certifying accountant.
Effective November 16, 2017, Hein & Associates LLP (Hein), the independent registered public accounting firm for Westwater Resources, Inc. (the Company), combined with Moss Adams LLP (Moss Adams). As a result of this transaction, on November 16, 2017, Hein resigned as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company. Concurrent with such resignation, the Companys audit committee approved the engagement of Moss Adams as the new independent registered public accounting firm for the Company.
The audit reports of Hein on the Companys financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015 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, except as described in the following sentence. The audit report of Hein on the Companys financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015 contained an explanatory paragraph indicating that there was substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. The circumstances that required this disclosure in 2015 were alleviated and the opinion of Hein on the 2016 financial statements contained no explanatory paragraph.
During the two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and through the subsequent interim period preceding Heins resignation, there were no disagreements between the Company and Hein 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 Hein would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the Companys financial statements for such years.
During the two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and through the subsequent interim period preceding Heins resignation, there were no reportable events within the meaning set forth in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
During the two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2016 and through the subsequent interim period preceding Moss Adams engagement, the Company did not consult with Moss Adams on either (1) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed; or the type of audit opinion that may be rendered on the Companys financial statements, and Moss Adams did not provide either a written report or oral advise to the Company that Moss Adams concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or (2) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K, or a reportable event, as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company has provided Hein a copy of the disclosures in this Form 8-K and has requested that Hein furnish it with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the Companys statements herein. A copy of the letter dated November 16, 2017 is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
Dated: November 16, 2017
WESTWATER RESOURCES, INC.
/s/ Jeffrey L. Vigil
Jeffrey L. Vigil
Vice PresidentFinance and Chief Financial Officer