FORM 5 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
[ ] Form 3 Holdings Reported
[ ] Form 4 Transactions Reported
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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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 * HA DAISY Y 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading SymbolHOPE BANCORP INC [HOPE] 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)
3200 WILSHIRE BLVD.,  SUITE 1400
3. Statement for Issuer's Fiscal Year Ended (MM/DD/YYYY)
12/31/2021 
(Street)
LOS ANGELES, CA 90010
(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)
Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock               458567 (1) D   
Common Stock  7/21/2021    G  141427  A $0.00  141427 (2) I  By Self as Trustee of Kana Trust 

Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or 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
(MM/DD/YYYY)
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 at End of Issuer's Fiscal Year
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
(A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy)  $17.18                (3) 9/1/2026  Common Stock  20000    20000  D   
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy)  $14.65                (4) 8/25/2025  Common Stock  4404    4404  D   
Non-qualified Stock Option (right to buy)  $15.23                (5) 1/2/2024  Common Stock  28136    28136  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Total amount of securities beneficially owned in Column 5 of Table I in this Form 5 includes the reporting owner's unvested Restricted Stock Units ("RSU") granted on May 20, 2021 pursuant to the HOPE Bancorp, Inc. 2019 Incentive Compensation Plan ("2019 ICP") previously reported in Table II. Outstanding RSU shares will vest according to previously disclosed vesting schedules.
(2)  On July 21, 2021, 141,427 Hope shares were transferred as a gift to a trust (Kana Trust) of which the reporting owner is the trustee.
(3)  These options were granted on September 1, 2016 pursuant to the BBCN Bancorp, Inc. 2016 Incentive Compensation Plan. These options have fully vested as of September 1, 2018.
(4)  Received in exchange for 6,262 shares of Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. ("Wilshire") common stock in connection with merger of Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. into HOPE Bancorp, Inc. (former BBCN Bancorp, Inc.)(the "Merger"). On the effective date of the Merger, the closing price of Wilshire's common stock was $10.74 per share, and the closing price of HOPE Bancorp, Inc. was $15.37 per share.
(5)  Received in the Merger in exchange for a stock option to acquire 40,000 shares of Wilshire common stock.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
HA DAISY Y
3200 WILSHIRE BLVD.
SUITE 1400
LOS ANGELES, CA 90010
X



Signatures
/s/Claire Hur as AIF for Daisy Ha 2/11/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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