8-K 1 tm2113455d1_8k.htm FORM 8-K











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


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 19, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38869     81-5395687  
(State or other jurisdiction of
    (Commission File Number)       (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)  


350 Fifth Avenue, 72nd Floor
Suite 7240

New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip Code)  


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +43 1 890 63 60


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 Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
Common stock, $0.0001 par value per
HOOK The Nasdaq Global Select Market


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


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


On April 19, 2021, Graziano Seghezzi, a member of the board of directors (the “Board”) of HOOKIPA Pharma Inc. (the “Company”), notified the Company that he will not stand for reelection to the Board when his term expires at the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders on June 1, 2021 (the “2021 Annual Meeting”). Mr. Seghezzi’s departure from the Board is not due to any disagreement with the Company. Mr. Seghezzi will continue to serve as a member of the Board and a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board until the 2021 Annual Meeting, when his resignation will be deemed effective.






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.


Date: April 19, 2021   HOOKIPA Pharma, Inc.  
    By: /s/ Joern Aldag
      Joern Aldag
      Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)