UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-k

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): August 19, 2020

 

Resonant INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware 001-36467 45-4320930
(State or Other Jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of Incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)

 

175 Cremona Drive, Suite 200

  Goleta, California 93117 93117
  (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(805) 308-9803

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading
Symbol(s)
  Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   RESN   The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

 

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Item 4.01Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.

 

As part of its governance mandate, the audit committee of the board of directors (the “Audit Committee”) of Resonant Inc. evaluates potential audit firm rotation. Crowe LLP (“Crowe”) has served as Resonant’s independent registered public accounting firm since June 2015. Following completion of Crowe’s audit of our financial statements for fiscal year 2019, the Audit Committee invited several registered public accounting firms to submit proposals to serve as Resonant’s independent auditors. Several firms participated in this process, and after extensive evaluation, the Audit Committee determined to change independent auditors.

 

On August 19, 2020, the Audit Committee approved the appointment of KPMG, LLP (“KPMG”) as our new independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The Audit Committee dismissed Crowe as Resonant’s independent registered public accounting firm on August 19, 2020.

 

The audit reports of Crowe on our financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles, except the audit report on our financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 did contain an explanatory paragraph related to our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

In connection with the audit of our financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, and for the subsequent interim period through the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, there were: (i) no disagreements between us and Crowe on any matters of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Crowe, would have caused Crowe to make reference to the subject matter of the disagreements in its report on our financial statements for such fiscal years; and (ii) no “reportable events” within the meaning set forth in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.

 

During our two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 and through August 19, 2020, neither we nor anyone on our behalf consulted with KPMG with respect to (i) the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on our financial statements, and KPMG did not provide either a written report or oral advice to us that KPMG concluded was an important factor considered by us in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing, or financial reporting issue; or (ii) any matter that was the subject of any disagreement, as defined in Item 304 (a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions, or a “reportable event” within the meaning set forth in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.

 

We provided Crowe with a copy of the disclosures in this Current Report on Form 8-K and requested that Crowe furnish us with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not Crowe agrees with our statements in this Item 4.01. A copy of the letter dated August 24, 2020, furnished by Crowe in response to that request is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)Exhibits

 

16.1Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission from Crowe LLP dated August 24, 2020.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

Date: August 25, 2020 Resonant Inc.
     
     
By:  /s/ Martin S. McDermut
    Martin S. McDermut
    Chief Financial Officer

 

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