THCA Tuscan Holdings Corp II
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): June 25, 2021
TUSCAN HOLDINGS CORP. II
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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135 E. 57th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading|
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|Units, each consisting of one share of common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant||THCAU||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||THCA||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||THCAW||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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Item 4.02 Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review
On June 25, 2021, the audit committee of the board of directors (“Audit Committee”) of Tuscan Holdings Corp. II (“Tuscan”) determined, after consultation with Tuscan’s management, that Tuscan’s financial statements which were included in its annual reports on Form 10-K for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, each of the Forms 10-Q as of and for the periods ended June 30, 2019, September 30, 2019, March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 and September 30, 2020, and the balance sheet as of July 16, 2019, should no longer be relied upon due to an error in such financial statements relating to Tuscan’s classification of warrants that were issued in a private placement that closed concurrently with the closing of Tuscan’s initial public offering (“Private Warrants”) as equity. Similarly, Tuscan’s management’s reports on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2020 should no longer be relied upon.
The error was uncovered following the issuance of a joint statement on April 12, 2021, by the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) (the “SEC Statement”). The SEC Statement advises, among other things, that certain adjustments generally present in SPAC warrants preclude such warrants from being accounted for as equity. As a result of the SEC Statement, Tuscan has determined that the terms of the Private Warrants do not meet the conditions to be classified as equity and instead should be accounted for as derivative liabilities. Accordingly, Tuscan has determined that it is appropriate to file an amendment to its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 in order to account for the Private Warrants as a liability.
Tuscan’s management and the Audit Committee have discussed the matters disclosed in this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to this Item 4.02 with Marcum LLP, its independent registered public accounting firm.
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: June 25, 2021||TUSCAN HOLDINGS CORP. II|
|By:||/s/ Stephen Vogel|
|Chief Executive Officer|