SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
December 3, 2021 (December 2, 2021)
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
HARTE HANKS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2800 Wells Branch Parkway
(Address of principal executive offices and Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.
On December 2, 2021, Harte Hanks, Inc. (the "Company") was notified that the audit practice of Moody, Famiglietti and Andronico, LLP ("MFA"), an independent registered public accounting firm, was combined with Baker Tilly US, LLP ("Baker Tilly") in a transaction pursuant to which MFA combined its operations with Baker Tilly and certain of the professional staff and partners of MFA joined Baker Tilly either as employees or partners of Baker Tilly. On December 2, 2021, MFA resigned as the auditors of the Company and with the approval of the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors, Baker Tilly was engaged as its independent registered public accounting firm.
Prior to engaging Baker Tilly, the Company did not consult with Baker Tilly regarding the application of accounting principles to a specific completed or contemplated transaction or regarding the type of audit opinions that might be rendered by Baker Tilly on the Company's financial statements, and Baker Tilly did not provide any written or oral advice that was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any such accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue.
The report of independent registered public accounting firm of MFA regarding the Company's 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, audit scope or accounting principles.
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 December 2, 2021, the date of resignation, there were no disagreements with MFA 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 MFA would have caused it to make reference to such disagreement in its reports.
The Company provided MFA with a copy of this Current Report on Form 8-K prior to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and requested that MFA furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with above statements and, if it does not agree, the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of the letter, dated December 3, 2021, is filed as Exhibit 99.1(which is incorporated by reference herein) to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
16.1 Letter from MFA dated December 3rd, 2021
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (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: December 3, 2021 Harte Hanks, Inc.
By: /s/ Lauri Kearnes
Name: Lauri Kearnes
Title: Chief Financial Officer