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): March 9, 2022
|SENSEONICS HOLDINGS, INC.|
|(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)|
|(State or Other
Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|20451 Seneca Meadows Parkway|
Germantown, MD 20876-7005
|(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)|
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (301) 515-7260
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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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||SENS||NYSE American|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 4.01. Changes is Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
(a) Dismissal of Previous Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
On March 9, 2022 (the “Dismissal Date”), the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Senseonics Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the dismissal of Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. As described below, the change in independent registered public accounting firm is not the result of any disagreement with EY.
EY’s audit report on the financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2021 did not provide an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion to the Company’s financial statements, nor modify its opinion as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 and through the Dismissal Date, there were no “disagreements” within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions between the Company and EY on any matters of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosures or auditing scope or procedures which, if not resolved to EY’s satisfaction, would have caused EY to make reference thereto in its reports on the financial statements of the Company for such years.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 and through the Dismissal Date, there were no “reportable events” within the meaning of Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
The Company provided EY with a copy of the disclosure it is making herein in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K and requested that EY furnish the Company with a copy of their letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) pursuant to Item 304(a)(3) of Regulation S-K, stating whether EY agrees with the statements made by the Company in this Current Report on Form 8-K in response to Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K. A copy of EY’s letter to the SEC dated March 15, 2022 is attached as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
(b) Engagement of New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
On March 9, 2022, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved the engagement of KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. On March 15, 2022, KPMG completed their client acceptance procedures and officially accepted the engagement effective for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, and through the Dismissal Date, neither the Company, nor anyone on its behalf, consulted KPMG 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 on the financial statements of the Company, and neither a written report nor oral advice was provided to the Company that KPMG concluded 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 described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|16.1||Letter from Ernst & Young LLP dated March 15, 2022 to the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding change in certifying accountant.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
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: March 15, 2022||SENSEONICS HOLDINGS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Nick Tressler|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
March 15, 2022
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20549
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have read Item 4.01 of Form 8-K dated March 15, 2022 of Senseonics Holdings, Inc. and are in agreement with the statements contained in the first through fifth paragraphs on page 2 therein. We have no basis to agree or disagree with other statements of the registrant contained therein.
/s/ Ernst & Young LLP