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Washington, D.C. 20549


(Amendment No. 1)



to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 8, 2020



(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


Delaware  001-38387  82-2657796
(State or Other Jurisdiction of  (Commission  (IRS Employer
Incorporation)  File Number)  Identification No.)


8181 E. Tufts Avenue, Suite 510   
Denver, Colorado  80237
(Address of principal executive offices)  (Zip Code)


(303) 524-1947

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class  




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A common stock,

par value $0.0001 per share

  HYMC   The Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants to purchase
Common Stock
  HYMCW   The Nasdaq Capital Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company  x


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ¨







Item 4.01.Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.


On July 8, 2020, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Audit Committee”) of Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (the “Company”) formerly known as Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation, approved the dismissal of WithumSmith+Brown, PC (“Withum”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm and the engagement of Plante & Moran PLLC (“Plante Moran”) as the independent registered public accounting firm to audit the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. This Amendment No. 1 amends our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed on July 13, 2020, to provide the letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission from Withum stating whether it agrees with the statements made by the Company. A copy of Withum letter, dated July 8, 2020 and received by the Company on July 15, 2020, is attached as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.   Description
16.1   Letter from WithumSmith+Brown, PC dated July 8, 2020 to the SEC regarding statements included in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 13, 2020.







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: July 16, 2020 Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation  
  By: /s/ Jeffrey Stieber  
    Jeffrey Stieber  
    Chief Financial Officer