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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 27, 2024

 

ALTERNUS CLEAN ENERGY, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-41306   87-1431377
(State or other jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification Number)

 

360 Kingsley Park Drive, Suite 250

Fort Mill, South Carolina

  29715
(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)   (Zip code)

 

(800) 581-1531

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading
symbol(s)
  Name of each exchange on which
registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   ALCE   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.01. Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.

 

As previously disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 22, 2023, Alternus Clean Energy, Inc. (the “Company”), with the approval of the Audit Committee (the “Committee”) of the board of directors of the Company, dismissed BDO USA P.C. as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, effective as of December 22, 2023.

 

On January 27, 2024, with the approval of the Committee, the Company engaged Mazars USA LLP (“Mazars”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023, effective immediately.

 

During the two most recent fiscal years and in the subsequent interim period through January 31, 2024, neither the Company, nor anyone on its behalf, has consulted Mazars with respect to (1) 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 consolidated financial statements, and neither a written report was provided to the Company nor oral advice was provided to the Company that Mazars concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue or (2) 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) or a reportable event (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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: January 31, 2024 ALTERNUS CLEAN ENERGY, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Vincent Browne
  Name:  Vincent Browne
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

 

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