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): November 16, 2012
AdCare Health Systems, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
1145 Hembree Road
Roswell, GA 30076
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrants Certifying Accountant.
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the Audit Committee) of AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (the Company) has completed a competitive process to review the appointment of the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2012.
As a result of this process, on November 16, 2012, the Audit Committee engaged KPMG LLP (KPMG) as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, and dismissed Battelle & Battelle LLP (Battelle) from that role.
The reports of Battelle on the financial statements of the Company as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. During the Companys fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 and the interim period through November 16, 2012, (i) there were no disagreements, as that term in described in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K, between the Company and Battelle 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 Battelle, would have caused it to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in its reports on the Companys financial statements for such years, and (ii) there were no reportable events as that term is described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company provided Battelle with a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company requested that Battelle furnish a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the statements above concerning Battelle. A copy of Battelles letter, dated November 21, 2012, is attached hereto as Exhibit 16.1.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010 and the interim period through November 16, 2012, neither the Company nor anyone acting on its behalf has consulted with KPMG with respect to either (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 Companys financial statements, and neither a written report nor oral advice was provided to the Company that KPMG 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 and the related instructions to Item 304 of Regulation S-K, or a reportable event as that term is described in Item 304(a)(1) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01 Changes in Registrants Certifying Accountant.
16.1 Letter from Battelle and Battelle LLP, dated November 21, 2012.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.