GENIE GATEWAY (OTCMKTS:GGWY) Files An 8-K Unregistered Sales of Equity SecuritiesITEM 3.02
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities
On August 31, 2017, our Board of Directors approved the issuance of an aggregate of 2,660,000 shares of our common stock to the members of our executive management, as well as other key personnel, as compensation for services rendered. Among those receiving shares of our common stock are Thomas E. Skala (500,000 shares), Stuart C. Scamman (500,000 shares), Randall L. Skala (500,000 shares) and Mark A. Newgreen (500,000 shares), all of whom are members of our executive management team and serve on our Board of Directors. Based on the fact that all the recipients are either our executive management or are our key employees, the issuances were exempt from registration to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
SECTION 4 – Matters Related to Accountants and Financial Statements
Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
Dismissal of Previous Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Effective on July 10, 2017 and with the approval of our Board of Directors, we dismissed Pinaki & Associates, LLC (“Pinaki”) as our independent registered public accounting firm engaged to audit our financial statements.
Pinaki audited our financial statements, including our balance sheets as of December 31, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 and the related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and comprehensive income, and cash flows for each of the years then ended. The audit reports of Pinaki on our financial statements for the period stated above (the “Audit Period”) did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles, except that they contained an explanatory paragraph which noted that there was substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern because of the fact that we had recurring losses.
During the fiscal periods ended December 31, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 and through the date we dismissed Pinaki as our independent registered public accounting firm, on July 10, 2017, there were (1) no disagreements with Pinaki 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 Pinaki, would have caused Pinaki to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in connection with its reports, and (2) no events of the type listed in paragraphs (A) through (D) of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
We furnished Pinaki’s management with a copy of this disclosure on September 18, 2017, providing Pinaki with the opportunity to furnish us with a letter addressed to the Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements made by us herein in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K and, if not, stating the respect in which it does not agree. As of the date of this filing we have not received any letter from Pinaki. In the event we do receive one will file it as an exhibit to amended Form 8-K.
Engagement of New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On August July 28, 2017, our Board of Directors appointed Benjamin & Young, LLP (“Benjamin”) as our independent auditor.
During the years ended December 31, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010 and through July 28, 2017, neither the Company nor anyone acting on its behalf consulted Benjamin with respect to (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 was provided to the Company or oral advice was provided that Benjamin 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 the subject of a disagreement or reportable events set forth in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) and (v), respectively, of Regulation S-K.
About GENIE GATEWAY (OTCMKTS:GGWY)
Genie Gateway, formerly WWA Group, Inc., is a multi-system operator (MSO). The Company provides cable television (TV), broadband Internet, voice telephony and related services to rural communities in the United States. The Company is focused on the business of being a unified solutions company offering unified communications and payment processing on a single platform. The Company has developed a platform for commerce, social networking and communications targeting unbanked and under-banked markets. It services the unbanked and under-banked markets through five primary products: the Genie Cashbox, GenieChecking, Check 22, Peer-to-Peer Payments and the GenieCard. The Company conducts some of its operations through Summit Digital, Inc. (Summit). Summit is engaged in acquiring existing underutilized cable systems in rural, semi-rural and gated community markets, aggregating them into a single multi-system operator structure and creating growth by upgrading management.