AMREP CORPORATION (NYSE:AXR) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant

AMREP CORPORATION (NYSE:AXR) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.

(a) Previous independent registered public accounting firm.
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On December 19, 2017, AMREP Corporation (the “Company”) dismissed RSM US LLP (“RSM”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. The Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors approved the dismissal of RSM. The audit reports of RSM on the consolidated financial statements of the Company for each of the two most recent fiscal years ended April 30, 2017 and April 30, 2016 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. During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended April 30, 2017 and April 30, 2016 and during the subsequent interim period from May 1, 2017 through December 19, 2017, (i) there were no disagreements with RSM on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures that, if not resolved to RSM’s satisfaction, would have caused RSM to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in connection with its reports and (ii) there were no “reportable events” (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K). The Company provided RSM with a copy of the disclosures in this report prior to filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of RSM’s letter dated December 22, 2017 to the Securities and Exchange Commission, stating whether it agrees with the statements made in this report, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this report.

(b) Appointment of new independent registered public accounting firm.

On December 19, 2017, the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors engaged Marcum LLP (“Marcum”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018. During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended April 30, 2017 and April 30, 2016 and during the subsequent interim period from May 1, 2017 through December 19, 2017, neither the Company nor anyone on the Company’s behalf consulted Marcum regarding 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 Company’s financial statements, and neither a written report nor oral advice was provided to the Company that Marcum concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue, or (ii) 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).

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


AMREP CORP. Exhibit
EX-16.1 2 tv481791_ex16-1.htm EXHIBIT 16.1   Exhibit 16.1     201 First St SE Suite 800 Cedar Rapids,…
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About AMREP CORPORATION (NYSE:AXR)

Amrep Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates through two segments: real estate operations and fulfillment services. The Company conducts its real estate business through AMREP Southwest Inc. (AMREP Southwest) and its subsidiaries, with its activities occurring primarily in the City of Rio Rancho and certain adjoining areas of Sandoval County, New Mexico. The real estate operations include land sales and lease activities. Its fulfillment services is offered through its subsidiary Palm Coast Data LLC (Palm Coast) and its affiliates. Its fulfillment services business performs fulfillment and contact center services, including subscriber list and database management, payment and order processing and accounting, subscriber mailing services, customer service and contact center management, data processing and business intelligence solutions, print and digital marketing solutions, and product fulfillment warehousing, processing and distribution.

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