CAREDX, INC. (NASDAQ:CDNA) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant

CAREDX, INC. (NASDAQ:CDNA) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.

(a) Dismissal of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

On April10, 2018, the Audit Committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the Board of Directors of CareDx, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), dismissed Ernst& Young LLP (“EY”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.

The reports of EY on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years ended December31, 2017 and 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, except that the report of EY on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December31, 2016 contained an explanatory paragraph describing conditions that raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

During the fiscal years ended December31, 2017 and 2016 and the subsequent interim period through April10, 2018, there have been no “disagreements” (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and related instructions) with EY 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 EY, would have caused EY to make reference thereto in their reports on the consolidated financial statements for such fiscal years.

During the fiscal years ended December31, 2017 and 2016 and any subsequent interim period through April10, 2018, there have been no “reportable events” (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K), except that, as of December31, 2016, the Company identified the following four material weaknesses in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting relating to: (i)certain areas of the Company’s financial statement close process, specifically with respect to an incorrect classification of the deferred consideration payable to the former majority shareholders of CareDx International AB, formerly Allenex AB (“Allenex”), within the Company’s statement of cash flows following the Allenex acquisition, ensuring that the Company’s bonus accrual and contingent liability balances were accurate, ensuring the proper application of foreign exchange rates in the Company’s consolidation process, and ensuring the proper review of terms and conditions of a debt agreement, (ii)a failure to design and implement transaction level or management review controls for the oversight, integration and consolidation of the acquired entities or controls to assess the completeness and accuracy of information, including key inputs and assumptions used by third party specialists, used in estimating the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed, (iii)a failure to properly apply the revenue recognition criteria to certain contractual arrangements with payers, specifically with respect to controls over the proper analysis and review of the terms and conditions of contractual arrangements and controls over the review of the Company’s aged accounts receivables, and (iv)a failure in the design and implementation of controls over the Company’s accounting for inventory overhead absorption. The Company remediated each of these material weaknesses as of December31, 2017.

The Company provided EY with a copy of the disclosure it is making herein in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K and requested that EY furnish the Company with a copy of its letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), to Item 304(a)(3) of Regulation S-K, stating whether EY agrees with the statements made by the Company in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K. A copy of EY’s letter to the SEC dated April16, 2018 is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

(b) Engagement of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

On April10, 2018, the Audit Committee approved the appointment of Deloitte& Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. During the fiscal years ended December31, 2017 and 2016 and the subsequent interim period through April10, 2018, neither the Company, nor anyone on its behalf, consulted Deloitte 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 financial statements of the Company, and no written report or oral advice was provided to the Company by Deloitte that Deloitte 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 and the related instructions) or a “reportable event” (as that term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).

Item 4.01 Other Events.

The Company is finalizing with Perceptive Credit Holdings II, LP the documentation (the “Loan Documents”) relating to the term loan contemplated by the binding commitment letter entered into with Perceptive on March1, 2018, as disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the SEC on March1, 2018. The Loan Documents will be on substantially the terms described in the prior Form 8-K and provide for an initial term loan of $15.0million, with a second tranche of $10.0million available at the Company’s option, subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions. The Company expects to enter into the Loan Documents and close the initial $15.0million tranche of funding by April18, 2018.

Item 4.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit

No.

Description

16.1 Letter of Ernst& Young LLP.


CareDx, Inc. Exhibit
EX-16.1 2 d570583dex161.htm EX-16.1 EX-16.1 Exhibit 16.1 April 16,…
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About CAREDX, INC. (NASDAQ:CDNA)

CareDx, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated diagnostic surveillance solutions for transplant patients. The Company’s commercialized testing solution, the AlloMap heart transplant molecular test (AlloMap), is a gene expression test that helps clinicians monitor and identify heart transplant recipients with stable graft function having a low probability of moderate/severe acute cellular rejection. Its products under development for transplant monitoring include AlloSure, a development-stage transplant surveillance solution, which applies next generation sequencing to detect and quantitate genetic differences between donor-derived cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (dd-cfDNA) in the blood stream emanating from the donor heart. It offers the AlloMap Score Variability service, which provides complementary information to help personalize long-term care of heart transplant recipients.

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