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HOPE Hope Bancorp

Filed: 21 Apr 21, 5:28pm


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

April 18, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
HOPE BANCORP INC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware000-5024595-4849715
(State of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

3200 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, California 90010
(Address of principal executives offices, including zip code)

(213) 639-1700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Common Stock,par value $0.001 per shareHOPENASDAQ Global Select Market
(Title of class)(Trading Symbol)(Name of exchange on which registered)

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).
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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; Compensation Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On April 18, 2021, John R. Taylor, a member of the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Hope Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) and the Chair of the Audit Committee, passed away unexpectedly. The Board and the Company express their deepest condolences to the Taylor family at this difficult time.





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.

HOPE BANCORP, INC.
Date: April 21, 2021By:/s/ Kevin S. Kim
Kevin S. Kim
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer