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): July 1, 2021
SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
13170 Telfair Ave
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (818) 833-5000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
On July 1, 2021, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (the “Company”) was notified that Gumbiner Savett Inc. (“Gumbiner Savett”) our independent registered public accounting firm, combined with BPM LLP (“BPM”). As a result of this transaction on July 1, 2021, Gumbiner Savett resigned as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company. Concurrent with such resignation the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors approved the engagement of BPM as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021.
Prior to engaging BPM, we did not consult with BPM regarding application of accounting principles to a specific completed or contemplated transaction or regarding the type of audit opinions that might be rendered by BPM on our financial statements, and BPM did not provide any written or oral advice that was an important factor considered by us in reaching a decision as to any such accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue.
The report of independent registered public accounting firm of Gumbiner Savett regarding our financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified, or modified as to uncertainty, scope or accounting principles, with the exception that, the reports contained explanatory paragraphs about our ability to continue as a going concern.
During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 and during the interim period from the end of the most recently completed fiscal year through July 1, 2021, the date of resignation, there were no disagreements with Gumbiner Savett on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Gumbiner Savett would have caused it to make reference to such disagreement in its reports.
We have provided Gumbiner Savett with a copy of this Current Report on Form 8-K prior to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and requested that Gumbiner Savett furnish us with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the above statements and, if it does not agree, the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of the letter, dated July 2, 2021, is filed as Exhibit 16.1 (which is incorporated by reference herein) to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|16.1||Letter from Gumbiner Savett, Inc.to the Securities and Exchange Commission dated July 2, 2021.|
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.
|SECOND SIGHT MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.|
|Date: July 2, 2021||By:||/s/ Scott Dunbar|
|Acting Chief Executive Officer|
July 2, 2021
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, NE
Washington, DC 20549
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We are the former independent registered public accounting firm for Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. and Subsidiary (the “Company”). We have read the Company’s disclosure set forth in Item 4.01 “Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant” of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 2, 2021 (the “Current Report”) and are in agreement with the disclosure in the Current Report, insofar as it pertains to our firm.