SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 29, 2019
Petrolia Energy Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)|
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
710 N. Post Oak Rd., Ste. 512, Houston, Texas 77024
(Address of principal executive offices zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
Effective on January 29, 2019, MaloneBailey, LLP (“MaloneBailey”) resigned as the independent registered public accounting firm of Petrolia Energy Corporation (the “Company”, “we” and “us”). Effective on January 31, 2019, the Company, with the recommendation and approval of the Board of Directors of the Company, engaged M&K CPAS, PLLC (“M&K”), as its independent registered public accounting firm.
Pursuant to applicable rules, the Company makes the following additional disclosures:
MaloneBailey’s reports on the consolidated financial statements of the Company as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles, except that such reports contained explanatory paragraphs in respect to uncertainty as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 and through January 29, 2019 (the date of the resignation of MaloneBailey), there were no disagreements with MaloneBailey on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which if not resolved to MaloneBailey’s satisfaction would have caused it to make reference thereto in connection with its reports on the financial statements for such years. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 and through January 29, 2019, there were no events of the type described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 and through January 29, 2019, the Company did not consult with M&K with respect to any matter whatsoever including without limitation with respect to any of (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed; (ii) the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements and either a written report was provided to the Company or oral advice was provided that M&K concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or (iii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K) or an event of the type described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company has provided MaloneBailey with a copy of the foregoing disclosure and requested that it furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the statements made therein. A copy of such letter, dated February 22, 2019, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|16.1*||Letter to Securities and Exchange Commission from MaloneBailey, LLP, dated February 22, 2019|
* Filed herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Petrolia Energy Corporation|
|/s/ Zel C. Khan|
Zel C. Khan
Chief Executive Officer
|Date: February 22, 2019|
|16.1*||Letter to Securities and Exchange Commission from MaloneBailey, LLP, LLP, dated February 22, 2019|
* Filed herewith.