FormFactor 8-K 2013
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): April 2, 2013
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (925) 290-4000
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Item 4.01. Changes in Registrants Certifying Accountant
(a)(1) Previous Independent Accountant
(i) On April 2, 2013, FormFactor, Inc. (the Company) dismissed its principal independent accountant PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), after reviewing its alternatives, including the continued engagement of PwC.
(ii) The audit reports of PwC on the consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries as of and for the years December 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011, did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles.
(iii) The decision to change accountants was approved by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the Audit Committee).
(iv) During the two fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and December 29, 2012 and the subsequent interim period through April 2, 2013, there were no (1) disagreements between the Company and PwC on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements if not resolved to their satisfaction would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the consolidated financial statements for such years or (2) reportable events as that term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
(a)(2) New Independent Accountant
On April 5, 2013, the Audit Committee engaged KPMG LLP (KPMG) to serve as the Companys principal independent accountant for the fiscal year ending December 28, 2013, effective immediately.
During the two fiscal years ended December 31, 2011 and December 29, 2012 and the subsequent interim period through April 5, 2013, (i) the Company did not both (a) consult with KPMG as to 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 Companys consolidated financial statements and (b) receive a written report or oral advice that KPMG concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to such accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; and (ii) the Company did not consult KPMG on any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement, as that term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions to Item 304 of Regulation S-K, or a reportable event, as that term is defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.
(a)(3) Provision of Disclosure to Previous Independent Accountant
The Company provided PwC with a copy of this Form 8-K and requested PwC to furnish it with a letter addressed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the above statements. A copy of such letter, dated April 8, 2013, is filed as Exhibit 16.01 to this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.