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): August 9, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
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|Item 4.01|| |
Changes in Registrants Certifying Accountant.
(a) Previous Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
On August 9, 2018, Everbridge, Inc. (the Company) dismissed KPMG LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm. The Audit Committee of the Companys Board of Directors approved the dismissal of KPMG LLP.
The reports of KPMG LLP on the Companys consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.
During the two fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 and in the subsequent interim period through August 9, 2018, there were no: (i) disagreements with KPMG LLP, whether or not resolved, on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope and procedures which, if not resolved to the satisfaction of KPMG LLP, would have caused KPMG LLP to make reference to the matter in its report; or (ii) reportable events (as that term is described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
The Company has provided KPMG LLP with a copy of this Form 8-K, and has requested that KPMG LLP furnish a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the above statements. A copy of KPMG LLPs letter is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Form 8-K.
(b) New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Concurrent with the dismissal of KPMG LLP, the Audit Committee of the Companys Board of Directors appointed Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm. During the Companys two most recent fiscal years and the subsequent interim periods preceding the engagement, the Company did not consult Ernst & Young LLP with respect to any of the matters or events listed in Regulation S-K Item 304(a)(2).
|Item 9.01|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|16.1*||Letter from KPMG LLP dated August 14, 2018|
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.
|Dated: August 14, 2018||By:|
Elliot J. Mark
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
August 14, 2018
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We were previously principal accountants for Everbridge, Inc. and, under the date of March 12, 2018, we reported on the consolidated financial statements of Everbridge, Inc. as of and for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016. On August 9, 2018, we were dismissed. We have read Everbridge Inc.s statements included under Item 4.01 of its Form 8-K dated August 14, 2018, and we agree with such statements, except that we are not in a position to agree or disagree with Everbridge Inc.s statement that the change was approved by the audit committee of the board of directors. We are also not in a position to agree or disagree with the statement that Ernst & Young LLP was not engaged regarding the application of accounting principles to a specified transaction or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on Everbridge Inc.s consolidated financial statements.
Very truly yours,
(Signed) KPMG LLP