HANMI FINANCIAL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:HAFC) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
On June 26, 2019, Hanmi Financial Corporation (the “Company”), following approval by the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, dismissed KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
The audit reports of KPMG LLP on the consolidated financial statements of the Company as of and for each of the two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 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 December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 and during the subsequent interim period from January 1, 2019 through June 26, 2019, there were (i) no disagreements with KPMG LLP on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures that, if not resolved to KPMG LLP’s satisfaction, would have caused KPMG LLP to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in connection with its reports, and (ii) no “reportable events” as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
Before filing this Current Report on Form 8-K with the SEC, the Company provided KPMG LLP with a copy of the disclosures contained in this Item 4.01(a). The Company has requested that KPMG LLP issue a letter, addressed to the SEC, stating whether or not KPMG LLP agrees with the statements contained in this Item 4.01(a). A copy of KPMG LLP’s letter dated July 2, 2019, addressed to the SEC, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
16.1 Letter of KPMG LLP dated July 2, 2019
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About HANMI FINANCIAL CORPORATION (NASDAQ:HAFC)
Hanmi Financial Corporation is the holding company for Hanmi Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community bank conducting general business banking, with its primary market encompassing the Korean-American community, as well as other ethnic communities across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The Bank’s client base reflects the multi-ethnic composition of these communities. The Bank maintains a branch network of over 40 full-service branch offices in California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia, and loan production offices in California, Colorado, Texas, Virginia and Washington State. Its lending activities include real estate loans (commercial property, construction and residential property), commercial and industrial loans (commercial term loans, commercial lines of credit and international), and consumer loans and small business administration (SBA) loans. Its revenues are derived from interest and fees on its loans.