ZONES INC. DISMISSES PWC: Zones Inc., an Auburn, Wash.-based reseller of information technology products, dismissed Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as its independent accountant and hired Grant Thornton as its successor.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zones said that it had no accounting disagreements with its former auditor over the last two fiscal years.

RIVERVIEW HIRES D&T: Big Four firm Deloitte & Touche has been retained as auditor to Riverview Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Riverview Community Bank.

Deloitte replaced McGladrey & Pullen as Riverview's auditor. A federal filing did not list a reason for the change in auditors.

Riverview's financial statements for the last two fiscal years did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, nor were there any disagreements on matters of accounting principles.

CROWE APPOINTED AS BANCORP AUDITOR: Midwestern regional firm Crowe Chizek has been engaged as auditor to State Bancorp Inc., parent to the State Bank of Long Island. Crowe succeeds Big Four firm Deloitte as State Bancorp's auditor. According to a filing, the decision to change auditors was made after the company received outside audit proposals.

VIROLOGIC JETTISONS E&Y: Biotechnology concern ViroLogic dismissed Big Four firm Ernst & Young as its independent accountant and named PricewaterhouseCoopers as its replacement. No reason was given for the change.

ViroLogic had no disagreements over accounting matters with Ernst & Young for its two most recent fiscal years. The company said that PwC served as outside auditor for Aclara Biosciences Inc., which ViroLogic acquired late last year.

MEADOWBROOK CHANGES BIG FOUR AUDITORS: Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc., a Southfield, Mich.-based provider of alternative risk management programs and services to high-risk or self-insured clients, dismissed Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as its independent accountant, replacing it with rival Ernst & Young.

No reason was given for the auditor change.

The carrier said that PwC's reports for the last two fiscal years didn't contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and there were no disagreements over accounting matters between the company and its former auditor.

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