SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
DATE OF REPORT – July 29, 2014
(Date of earliest event reported)
honeywell international inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
|101 COLUMBIA ROAD, P.O. BOX 4000, MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY||07962-2497|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (973) 455-2000
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Item 4.01 Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant
(a) The Audit Committee (the “Audit Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Honeywell International Inc. (the “Company”) conducted a comprehensive, competitive process to determine the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. On July 29, 2014, the Audit Committee approved the engagement of Deloitte & Touche LLP (D&T) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and the dismissal of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). The dismissal of PwC will become effective upon issuance by PwC of its reports on the consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2014 and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2014 to be included in the filing of the related Form 10-K.
PwC’s audit reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles. The audit reports of PwC on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2013 and 2012 did not contain an adverse opinion, nor were they qualified or modified.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2013, and 2012, and the subsequent interim periods through July 29, 2014, there were (i) no disagreements between the Company and PwC on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, any of which, if not resolved to PwC’s satisfaction, would have caused PwC to make reference thereto in their reports, and (ii) no “reportable events” within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company provided PwC with a copy of disclosures it is making in this Form 8-K and requested that PwC furnish a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the statements made herein. A copy of PwC’s letter dated July 29, 2014, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 hereto.
(b) During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2013, and 2012, and the subsequent interim periods through July 29, 2014, neither the Company nor anyone on its behalf has consulted with D&T regarding (i) the application of accounting principles to a specific transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither a written report or oral advice was provided to the Company that D&T concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing, or financial reporting issue, (ii) any matter that was the subject of a disagreement within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K, or (iii) any reportable event within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit 16.1 Letter of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, dated July 29, 2014.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: July 30, 2014||HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.|
By: /s/ Jeffrey N. Neuman
Jeffrey N. Neuman
Vice President, Corporate Secretary and
Deputy General Counsel