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This Current Report on Form 8-K/A amends the Current
Report on Form 8-K, dated November 2, 2020, that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 5, 2020 (the “Initial Form 8-K”) by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (the “Company”) concerning the decision of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company to engageDeloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm to audit the Company’s consolidated financial statements for its fiscal year ending December
31, 2021 (the “2021 Audit”) following the completion of the audit of the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) and the issuance of PwC’s reports thereon (the “2020 Audit”).
PwC’s reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 (“fiscal 2020”) and December 31, 2019 (“fiscal 2019”) did not contain any adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified
as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019, and in the subsequent interim period through February 25, 2021, the effective date of PwC’s dismissal, (i) there were no disagreements with PwC (within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K) on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure that if not resolved to PwC’s satisfaction, would have caused PwC to make reference thereto in its reports; and (ii) there were no “reportable events” (as defined by Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
The Company provided PwC with a copy of the foregoing disclosures
and requested that PwC provide a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether it agrees with such disclosures. A copy of PwC’s letter dated March 3, 2021 is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K/A.
During fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019, and in the subsequent interim period through February 25, 2021, neither the Company nor anyone on its behalf consulted Deloitte 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 nor oral advice was provided to the Company that Deloitte 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 and the related instructions; or (iii) any reportable event within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.