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): September 13, 2023
SOUNDHOUND AI, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
5400 Betsy Ross Drive
Santa Clara, CA
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 441-3200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||SOUN||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Warrants, each exercisable for one share of Class A Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment||SOUNW||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
On September 13, 2023, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of SoundHound AI, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023, effective immediately. As previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 4, 2023, Armanino LLP (“Armanino”), the Company’s predecessor auditor, informed the Company that Armanino would resign effective as of the earlier of (i) the date the Company engages a new independent registered public accounting firm or (ii) the filing of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023, as a result of Armanino’s determination to cease providing certain services to public companies. As a result, Armanino ceased to serve as the Company’s auditors effective as of September 13, 2023.
In accordance with Item 304(a)(3) of Regulation S-K, the Company provided Armanino with a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Current Report on Form 8-K and requested from Armanino a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating whether it agrees with such disclosures. A copy of Armanino’s letter dated September 13, 2023 is attached as Exhibit 16.1 hereto.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: September 13, 2023|
SoundHound AI, Inc.
|By:||/s/ Keyvan Mohajer|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA, 95113
408 200 6400 main
September 13, 2023
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20549
We have read Item 4.01 of the Current Report on Form 8-K of SoundHound AI, Inc. dated September 13, 2023, and agree with the statements concerning our firm contained therein. We have no basis to agree or disagree with other statements of the registrant contained therein.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Armanino LLP
San Jose, California