STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Emeren Group Ltd ("Emeren" or the "Company") (www.emeren.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading global solar project developer, owner, and operator, today announced that Marcum Asia CPAs LLP ("Marcum Asia") was appointed as Emeren’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, effective January 23, 2023.
Marcum Asia replaces Grant Thornton Zhitong Certified Public Accountants LLP ("Grant Thornton"), the Company’s former independent auditor. After careful consideration and evaluation, the Company appointed Marcum Asia and the decision was ratified by the Company’s Board of Directors and the Audit Committee. The Company’s decision to change its auditor was unrelated to any disagreement between the Company and Grant Thornton regarding accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure.
Marcum Asia is an independent public accounting firm headquartered in New York and subject to inspection by the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). As such, Emeren expects that the guidelines and provisions of the U.S. Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act of 2020 (HFCAA) will not apply to it after the issuance of the audit report of Marcum Asia with respect to the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.
The Company has started to work with both Grant Thornton and Marcum Asia to ensure a smooth transition.
About Emeren Group Ltd
Emeren Group Ltd (NYSE: SOL) is a leading global solar project developer, owner, and operator with a ~3 GW pipeline of projects and IPP assets across Europe, North America, and Asia. The Company focuses on solar power project development, construction management and project financing services with local professional teams in more than 10 countries. For more information, go to www.emeren.com.
About Marcum Asia
Marcum Asia CPAs LLP is one of the top ranked independent public accounting firms that focuses on cross-border services for public and private companies in Asia. The firm is one of the leading audit and assurance services providers to Asian companies listed on the U.S. stock markets. The firm is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Singapore and major cities in China, including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou. To learn more, visit http://www.marcumasia.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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