HERMAN MILLER, INC. (NASDAQ:MLHR) Files An 8-K Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
(a) On May 6, 2019, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, Inc. (the “Company”) elected to dismiss Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) as its independent registered accounting firm effective upon the filing of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Company’s fiscal year ending June 1, 2019.
The audit reports of EY on the consolidated financial statements of the Company as of and for the fiscal years ended June 2, 2018, and June 3, 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 June 2, 2018, and June 3, 2017, and the subsequent interim period through May 6, 2019 (i) there were no disagreements (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions to Item 304 of Regulation S-K) between the Company and EY on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures that, if not resolved to the satisfaction of EY, would have caused EY to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreement in its report, and (ii) there were no reportable events (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
The Company has provided EY with a copy of this Current Report on Form 8-K prior to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and requested that EY furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether or not EY agrees with the statements made above. A copy of EY’s letter, dated May 8, 2019, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
(b) On May 6, 2019, the Audit Committee approved the appointment of KPMG LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm, contingent upon completion of KPMG LLP\’s acceptance procedures, for the fiscal year ending May 30, 2020.
During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended June 2, 2018, and June 3, 2017 and the subsequent interim period through May 6, 2019, neither the Company nor anyone acting on its behalf consulted KPMG LLP 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 KPMG LLP 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 to Item 304 of Regulation S-K) or a reportable event (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
MILLER HERMAN INC Exhibit
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About HERMAN MILLER, INC. (NASDAQ:MLHR)
Herman Miller, Inc. is engaged in the research, design, manufacture, sale and distribution of office furniture systems, seating products, home furnishings and related services, among others. The Company’s segments include North American Furniture Solutions, which includes the design, manufacture and sale of furniture products for work-related settings, including office, education and healthcare environments, across the United States and Canada; EMEA, Latin America, and Asia Pacific (ELA) Furniture Solutions, which includes the operations associated with the design, manufacture, and sale of furniture products, primarily for work-related settings, in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and Asia-Pacific geographic regions, among others; Specialty segment, which includes the design, manufacture and sale of furniture products and textiles, and Consumer segment, which includes the sale of modern design furnishings and accessories to third-party retail distributors.
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