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): July 29, 2019
MATEON THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
29397 Agoura Road Suite 107
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (605) 635-7000
(Former Name of Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 4.01. Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
On July 29, 2019 the Board of Directors of Mateon Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) engaged Squar Milner LLP (“Squar Milner”) as its new independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2019, effective immediately. The Company does not yet have an established audit committee and the appointment was confirmed by the full Board of Directors. Squar Milner served as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s subsidiary Oncotelic, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2018.
In connection with the appointment of Squar Milner, the Company ended its appointment of OUM & Co., LLP (“OUM”), its prior registered independent public accounting firm, effective July 29, 2019. OUM’s reports on the Company’s financial statements for the past two years contained a “going concern” qualification. Otherwise, OUM’s reports did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and was not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. There have been no disagreements with OUM on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure during the Company’s past two fiscal years and the subsequent interim period. The change in accounting firm was predicated on the change in control of the Company following its merger with Oncotelic, Inc., and not as a result of any disagreement with OUM.
The Company provided OUM with a copy of the disclosures in this report prior to the time it was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and requested that OUM furnish a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made herein.
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.
|Date: July 29, 2019||MATEON THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Vuong Trieu|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|