Towerstream Corporation
TOWERSTREAM CORP (Form: 8-K, Received: 06/23/2017 15:30:13)









Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 22, 2017




(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)







(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)


88 Silva Lane, Tech 4, Middletown, RI



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (401) 848-5848 



(Former name of former address if changed since last report)



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  Item 4.02

Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review .


On June 22, 2017, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Towerstream Corporation (the “Company”) determined that the Company’s financial statements which were included in its annual report for the year ended December 31, 2016 and quarterly report for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 should no longer be relied upon as a result of a non-financial covenant and the timing of the written waiver received by the Company.



On October 16, 2014, Melody Business Finance, LLC, as administrative agent for the certain lenders therein (collectively, the “Lender”), entered into a loan agreement with the Company (the “Loan Agreement”). On June 14, 2017, the Lender delivered to the Company a “Waiver to Loan Agreement” (the “Waiver”) waiving obligations of the Company to provide an audited report of its auditors covering the December 31, 2016 audited financial statements “without a ‘going concern’ or like qualification or exception and without any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit” as provided in Section 6.1(a)(i) of the Loan Agreement. The effective date of the waiver is March 31, 2017. Accordingly, the Waiver is effective retroactive to the date on which the Company’s auditors’ report concerning the December 31, 2016 financial statements which included a “going concern” explanatory paragraph was issued.


The Company’s Chief Financial Officer discussed the matter with its independent registered public accounting firm, and, after those discussions, determined to reclassify long term debt with a net carrying value of $31,487,253 and $32,099,766 as current liabilities as of December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017. The Lender has not provided the Company any notice of Default or any Event of Default, as such terms are defined in the Loan Agreement, and has waived for all purposes the December 31, 2016 going concern covenant requirement. There were no other changes to the Company’s previously reported assets, total liabilities, net loss or loss per share of common stock.







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.














Dated:     June 23, 2017


/s/ Laura W. Thomas




Laura W. Thomas




Chief Financial Officer