Form 6-K STANTEC INC For: Jun 03

June 3, 2021 2:03 PM EDT

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Form 6-K
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the Month of: June, 2021    Commission File Number: 001-32562
STANTEC INC.
(Name of Registrant)
400 – 10220 103 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 0K4
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:
Form 20-F                   Form 40-F   X  
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ____
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ____
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, thereunto duly authorized.
STANTEC INC.                                
Date: June 3, 2021    By:    /s/ Theresa B. Y. Jang    
Name: Theresa B. Y. Jang
Title: Executive Vice President and CFO


    


EXHIBIT INDEX


ExhibitDescription of Exhibit

Notice of Change of Auditor
Letter from Former Auditor
Letter from Successor Auditor




    
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STANTEC INC.
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF AUDITOR
Pursuant to NI 51-102 (Section 4.11)


TO:    Alberta Securities Commission
British Columbia Securities Commission
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan The Manitoba Securities Commission
Ontario Securities Commission Authorité des marches financiers
New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Prince Edward Island Office of the Superintendent of Securities Superintendent of Securities (Newfoundland and Labrador) Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities
Nunavut Securities Office
Office of the Superintendent of Securities (Northwest Territories)

AND TO:    Ernst & Young LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Stantec Inc. (the “Company”) hereby gives notice pursuant to Section 4.11 of National Instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations (“NI 51-102”) of the termination of Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) as the auditor of the Company and the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) in its place. The Company confirms that:
1.The Audit and Risk Committee (“ARC”) has conducted a comprehensive tender process for external audit services.

2.After careful review of the proposals received and due consideration of all relevant factors, the ARC recommended to the Board of Directors that PwC be appointed as the Company’s auditor for the Company’s financial year ending on December 31, 2021.

3.Effective June 1, 2021 (the “Effective Date”), EY, at the request of the Company, has resigned as auditors of the Company and PwC has been appointed as auditors of the Company to fill the vacancy until the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Company.

4.The resignation of EY and the appointment of PwC was considered and approved by the ARC and the Board of Directors of the Company.


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1.There have been no modified opinions in EY’s reports for the Company’s two most recently completed financial years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 or for any period subsequent to the most recently completed period for which an audit report was issued and preceding the Effective Date.

2.There were no reportable events (as defined in Section 4.11 of NI 51-102) in connection with the audits for the period commencing at the beginning of the Company’s two most recently completed financial years and ending on the Effective Date.


DATED as of the 1st day of June, 2021.


STANTEC INC.


by:    (s) Theresa B.Y. Jang    
Theresa B.Y. Jang
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer


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Ernst & Young LLP
Calgary City Centre
2200 215 2nd Street SW
Calgary T2P 1M4




Tel: +1 403 290 4100
Fax: +1 403 290 4165
ey.com


Alberta Securities Commission
British Columbia Securities Commission
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan The Manitoba Securities Commission
Ontario Securities Commission
Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Authorité des marches financiers
Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Prince Edward Island
Office of the Superintendent of Securities Service, Newfoundland and Labrador

Stantec Inc.
10220 103 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0K4

Attention: Theresa B.Y. Jang, Chief Financial Officer

Stantec Inc. - Notice of Change of Auditor

June 1, 2021

Dear Sirs/Mesdames:
In connection with our recent resignation as auditor of Stantec Inc., we acknowledge receipt of the Notice of Change of Auditor, dated June 1, 2021.
We agree with the statements set out in the Notice of Change of Auditor.
If you have any questions or comments relating to this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned directly at your convenience.
Yours sincerely
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Ernst & Young LLP
Chartered Professional Accountants


A member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited


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June 1, 2021


To:
Alberta Securities Commission
British Columbia Securities Commission
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan The Manitoba Securities Commission
Ontario Securities Commission
Authorité des marches financiers
New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Prince Edward Island Office of the Superintendent of Securities Superintendent of Securities (Newfoundland and Labrador) Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities
Nunavut Securities Office
Office of the Superintendent of Securities (Northwest Territories)

We have read the statements made by Stantec Inc. in the attached copy of change of auditor notice dated June 1, 2021, which we understand will be filed pursuant to Section 4.11 of National Instrument 51-102.

We agree with the statements concerning PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the change of auditor notice dated June 1, 2021.


Yours very truly,

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Chartered Professional Accountants



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