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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): April 28, 2022

 

SCOPUS BIOPHARMA INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-39788   82-1248020

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300

New York, New York 10170

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(212) 479-2513

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

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

 

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 communications 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))

 

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, $0.001 par value   SCPS   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq Global 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. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

On April 28, 2022, a vacancy on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Scopus BioPharma Inc. (the “Company”) was filled with the appointment of Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein, Ph.D. Dr. Hofstein will serve as a Class A director until the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until his successor is duly elected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation, disqualification or removal. Dr. Hofstein was also appointed to serve on the Audit Committee of the Board, the Compensation Committee of the Board and the Nominating Committee of the Board. Dr. Hofstein previously served on the Board from December 2020 to January 2022.

 

There were no arrangements or understandings between Dr. Hofstein and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director, and there are no related person transactions within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission between Dr. Hofstein and the Company required to be disclosed herein.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

  SCOPUS BIOPHARMA INC.
   
Dated: May 4, 2022 By: /s/ Joshua R. Lamstein
    Joshua R. Lamstein
    Chairman