Lifecore Biomedical Announces Pending Change of Auditor and Provides Expectation for Business Update

March 26, 2024

CHASKA, Minn., March 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFCR) (“Lifecore” or the “Company”), a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization (“CDMO”), announced today that Ernst & Young LLP, the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ended May 28, 2023, determined that it declined to stand for reappointment as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending May 26, 2024 following the filing of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Lifecore’s board of directors has initiated a search for a replacement.

In addition, the Company expects to provide a business update on Monday, April 1, 2024, which is expected to include certain select financial data for fiscal year 2024 and an update on commercial business matters.

About Lifecore Biomedical

Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. is a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that offers highly differentiated capabilities in the development, fill and finish of complex sterile injectable pharmaceutical products in syringes and vials. As a leading manufacturer of premium, injectable grade Hyaluronic Acid, Lifecore brings more than 40 years of expertise as a partner for global and emerging biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across multiple therapeutic categories to bring their innovations to market. For more information about the Company, visit Lifecore’s website at

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Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. Contact Information:
Jeff Sonnek
(646) 277-1263