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 (Date of earliest event reported): January 24, 2018 (January 24, 2018)
PRINCETON CAPITAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
or other jurisdiction
800 Turnpike Street
North Andover, Massachusetts
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (978) 794-3366
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Results of Investigation
As previously disclosed by Princeton Capital Corporation (the “Company”), on September 25, 2017, the United States of America filed Complaints against Munish Sood and others captioned U.S. v. Lamont Evans, et al. and U.S. v. James Gotto, et al., in the Southern District of New York. At the time of the allegations, Mr. Sood was a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and the President of the Company. As previously disclosed, as a result of the allegations, Mr. Sood resigned from his positions as a director, Chief Executive Officer, and President, effective September 27, 2017.
As a result of the allegations contained in the Complaints, also on September 27, 2017 and as previously disclosed, the Board authorized and directed its Audit Committee (which consists of the Board’s three independent board members) to conduct an independent investigation into whether such events impacted the Company, and the extent to which any officer or employee of the Company may have been involved, and whether any corporate funds may have been utilized in the conduct alleged.
The Audit Committee has conducted an independent investigation into this matter with the assistance of outside advisors. The investigation concluded on January 24, 2018. The investigation uncovered (i) no evidence that the allegations contained in the Complaints impacted the Company (other than the resignation of Mr. Sood), (ii) no evidence that any officer or employee of the Company, other than (as has been alleged) Mr. Sood, had any involvement in the allegations contained in the Complaints, and (iii) no evidence that any corporate or portfolio company funds were utilized in the conduct alleged in the Complaints. In respect to Mr. Sood, the Audit Committee did not make any judgment regarding the criminal allegations made by the U.S. Attorney in its Complaints. As a result of this investigation, the Company, its Audit Committee, and its advisors have concluded that the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting are effective and do not recommend implementing any additional procedures or controls at this time.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereto duly authorized.
Dated: January 24, 2018
|PRINCETON CAPITAL CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Gregory J. Cannella|
|Name: Gregory J. Cannella|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|