MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Covalon") (TSXV: COV; OTCQX: CVALF), an advanced medical technologies company, announced today that it has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“Successor Auditor”) as its auditor. At the request of the Company, BDO Canada LLP (“Former Auditor”) resigned as the auditor of the Company, effective January 21, 2019, and the Board of Directors of the Company appointed the Successor Auditor as the Company's auditor, effective January 21, 2019, until the next Annual General Meeting of the Company.
"We would like to thank BDO Canada LLP for their expertise and guidance over the last 15 years, and we look forward to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP playing an important role as Covalon’s auditors as we enter the next stage of our growth," said Brian Pedlar, President and CEO of Covalon.
There were no reservations in the Former Auditor's audit reports for the period commencing at the beginning of Covalon’s two most recent financial years and ending at the date of the resignation of the Former Auditor. There are no "reportable events" (as the term is defined in National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations ("NI 51-102")) between the Company and the Former Auditor.
In accordance with NI 51-102, the notice of change of auditor, together with the required letters from the Former Auditor and the Successor Auditor, have been reviewed by the board of directors of the Company and filed on SEDAR.
Covalon also announced today that its Board of Directors has decided to amend and restate the Company’s rolling stock option plan (the “2007 Option Plan”) in order to align the provisions of the 2007 Option Plan with current market standards and the requirements of the TSXV, resulting in an Amended and Restated Stock Option Plan (the “A&R Plan”).
The maximum number of Common Shares reserved for issuance, in the aggregate, under the A&R Plan (and under any other share compensation arrangements of the Company) is ten percent of the aggregate number of Common Shares, which are outstanding from time to time. These options may be granted to directors, officers, employees, and consultants of the Company from time to time.
The A&R Plan is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) and will be presented for Shareholder approval at the Company’s upcoming Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, scheduled to be held on Thursday March 7, 2019.
Covalon Technologies Ltd. researches, develops, and commercializes new healthcare technologies that help save lives around the world. Covalon's patented technologies, products, and services address the advanced healthcare needs of medical device companies, healthcare providers, and individual consumers. Covalon's technologies are used to prevent, detect, and manage medical conditions in specialty areas such as infection control, vascular access, surgical procedures, advanced wound care, and medical device coatings. To learn more about Covalon, visit our website at www.covalon.com
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