FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
OMB APPROVAL
OMB Number: 3235-0287
Estimated average burden
hours per response...
0.5
                      
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Cohen Cheryl 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [ ARPO ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O AERPIO PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., 9987 CARVER ROAD, SUITE 420
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
6/24/2020
(Street)
CINCINNATI, OH 45242
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy)  $1.22  6/24/2020    A     52144       (1) 6/24/2030  Common Stock  52144  $0.00  52144  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Options shall vest annually on the earlier of the one year anniversary of the Grant Date or the Company's next annual meeting, subject to director's continued service on the Board at such time.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Cohen Cheryl
C/O AERPIO PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
9987 CARVER ROAD, SUITE 420
CINCINNATI, OH 45242
X



Signatures
/s/ Joseph Gardner, Attorney in Fact 6/26/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
Aerpio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARPO)
Historical Stock Chart
From Jul 2020 to Aug 2020 Click Here for more Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Charts.
Aerpio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARPO)
Historical Stock Chart
From Aug 2019 to Aug 2020 Click Here for more Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Charts.