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Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLPH) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLPH) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02. Election of Director

On November27, 2017, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from nine to ten directors and appointed Ted Wang, Ph. D, as a director, effective immediately. Dr. Wang will serve as a Class II director, with a term expiring at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and as a member of the Compensation Committee. The Board has determined that Dr. Wang is “independent” as contemplated by the Nasdaq Stock Market and other governing laws and applicable regulations, including Rule 10A-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Dr. Wang has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Puissance Capital Management LP, of which he was a founder, since January 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Wang was a Partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co. (“Goldman”), which he joined in 1996 and with which he served in many leadership positions, mostly recently as Co-Head of U.S. Equities Trading and Global Co-Head of One Delta Trading and a member of the Goldman Sachs Risk Committee. Prior to joining Goldman, Dr. Wang co-founded Xeotron Corp., a company specializing in DNA biochips in Texas. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Minnesota, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, and a B.S. from Fudan University, China.

Dr. Wang will receive compensation for his service as a non-employee director and for committee service in accordance with the Company’s previously disclosed amended director compensation program, including the award of a one-time nonqualified stock option under the Company’s 2015 Equity Incentive Plan to purchase 25,000 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of the Company (“Common Stock”).

Dr. Wang also entered into an indemnification agreement (the “Indemnification Agreement”) with the Company. The Indemnification Agreement is substantially similar to the form of indemnification agreement that the Company has entered into with its other directors and provides that the Company will indemnify the relevant director for certain expenses, including attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines and settlement amounts incurred by him in any action or proceeding arising out of his service as a director.

On November30, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Wang to the Board of Directors of the Company. A copy of this press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Press Release dated November 30, 2017

Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. ExhibitEX-99.1 2 a8-ktedwangexhibit991.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Bellerophon Appoints Ted Wang,…To view the full exhibit click here
About Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLPH)
Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage therapeutics company. The Company is focused on developing products at the intersection of drugs and devices that address medical needs in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. The Company is focused on the development of its nitric oxide therapy for patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), using its delivery system, INOpulse, with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as the lead indication. Its INOpulse device has a mechanism that delivers brief, targeted pulses of nitric oxide timed to occur at the beginning of a breath for delivery to the alveoli of the lungs, which minimizes the amount of drug required for treatment. The Company’s second program, BCM, is a medical device focused to prevent congestive heart failure following a ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), which is a type of severe heart attack. The Company’s BCM is in PRESERVATION I clinical trial.

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