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UNITED STATES

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

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

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 20, 2021

 

Hepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-36856   46-2783806
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   IRS Employer
of incorporation or organization)   File Number)   Identification No.)

 

399 Thornall Street, First Floor

Edison, NJ 08837

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (732) 902-4000

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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

 

Title of each class:   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock   HEPA   Nasdaq Capital Market

 

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:

 

¨   Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨   Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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. x

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

 

On August 20, 2021, the Board of Directors of Hepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) approved an amendment of the Company’s Bylaws (the “Bylaws”) to change the quorum for stockholder meetings to equal one-third (33.33%) of the shares issued and outstanding and entitled to vote on the matters at the meeting. The change to the quorum requirement for stockholder meetings was made to improve the Company’s ability to hold stockholder meetings when called.

 

The foregoing description of the amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment to the Company’s Bylaws, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits          

 

(d) Exhibits    
   
3.1 Amendment to Bylaws of Hepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

 

SIGNATURE

 

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 23, 2021

 

  HEPION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Robert Foster
    Robert Foster
    Chief Executive Officer

 

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