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): April 13, 2020
Hepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
399 Thornall Street, First Floor
Edison, New Jersey
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (732) 902-4000
(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 Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||HEPA||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
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
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement|
On April 13, 2020, Hepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) was granted a loan (the “Loan”) from JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in the aggregate amount of $176,585, pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) under Division A, Title I of the CARES Act, which was enacted March 27, 2020.
The Loan, which was in the form of a Note dated April 13, 2020 issued by the Company, matures on April 13, 2022 and bears interest at a rate of 0.98% per annum, payable monthly commencing on November 13, 2020. The Note may be prepaid by the Company at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. Funds from the Loan may only be used for payroll costs, rent and utilities. The Company intends to use the entire Loan amount for qualifying expenses. Under the terms of the PPP, certain amounts of the Loan may be forgiven if they are used for qualifying expenses as described in the CARES Act.
|Item 2.03.||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.|
Reference is made to the disclosure under Item 1.01 above which is hereby incorporated in this Item 2.03 by reference.
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: April 17, 2020||HEPION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Robert Foster|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|