SKECHERS U.S.A., INC. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   April 24, 2013

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-14429 95-4376145
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
228 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, California   90266
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (310) 318-3100

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.

(b) Effective on April 24, 2013, the Audit Committee of Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (the "Company") approved the appointment of BDO USA, LLP ("BDO") as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm to perform independent audit services for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013 and to re-audit the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and 2012. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and 2012, and through April 24, 2013, neither the Company, nor anyone on its behalf, consulted BDO regarding either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered with respect to the consolidated financial statements of the Company, and no written report or oral advice was provided to the Company by BDO that was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or (ii) any matter that was the subject of a "disagreement" (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions) or a "reportable event" (as that term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).

As previously disclosed by the Company in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 10, 2013, as amended by a Form 8-K/A filed on April 17, 2013, the change in auditors was the result of KPMG LLP’s ("KPMG") resignation as the Company’s independent auditors, solely due to the impairment of KPMG’s independence resulting from to its now former partner’s alleged unlawful activities. The resignation of KPMG was not related to the Company’s financial statements, its accounting practices, the integrity of the Company’s management, or for any other reason.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

99.1 Press release issued by Skechers U.S.A., Inc. on April 24, 2013.

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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 hereunto duly authorized.

April 25, 2013   By:   David Weinberg
        Name: David Weinberg
        Title: Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release dated April 24, 2013