8-K 1 cns_8k.htm FORM 8-K



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): September 1, 2020



CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Nevada 001-39126 82-2318545

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


2100 West Loop South, Suite 900

Houston, Texas 77027

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 946-9185


Not Applicable

(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 Symbols(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share CNSP The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC







Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On September 1, 2020, CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the employment agreement (the “Employment Agreement”) with John Climaco dated September 1, 2017, pursuant to which Mr. Climaco serves as the Company’s chief executive officer. The Amendment extends the term of employment under the Employment Agreement, which was originally for a three-year period, for additional twelve-month periods, unless and until either the Company or Mr. Climaco provides written notice to the other party not less than sixty days before such anniversary date that such party is electing not to extend the term. If the Company provides notice of its election not to extend the term, Mr. Climaco may terminate his employment at any time prior to the expiration of the term by giving written notice to the Company at least thirty days prior to the effective date of termination, and upon the earlier of such effective date of termination or the expiration of the term, Mr. Climaco shall be entitled to receive the same severance benefits as are provided upon a termination of employment by the Company without cause. Pursuant to the Amendment, the severance benefits shall be twelve months of Mr. Climaco’s base salary. Such severance payment shall be made in a single lump sum sixty days following the termination, provided that Mr. Climaco has executed and delivered to the Company, and has not revoked a general release of the Company.


The foregoing description of the material terms of the Amendment is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits


 (d) Exhibits


  Exhibit No. Exhibit Description
  99.1 Amendment to Employment Agreement between CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and John Climaco dated September 1, 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.



  CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  By: /s/ Chris Downs                      
    Chris Downs
    Chief Financial Officer



Dated: September 4, 2020