Hepion Pharmaceuticals (HEPA) Announces 1-for-20 Reverse Stock SplitHepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEPA), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)-driven therapeutic drug development for the treatment of fibrotic diseases, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (“NASH”), hepatocellular carcinoma (“HCC”), and other chronic diseases, announced that it will effect a reverse stock split of its outstanding shares of common stock at a ratio of 1-for-20, effective as of 4:01 p.m. Eastern Time today, May 10, 2023. Hepion common stock will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis when the market opens on May 11, 2023 under the existing trading symbol “HEPA.”As a result of the reverse stock split, the CUSIP number for the Company’s common stock will now be 426897302. The reverse stock split was previously approved by Hepion stockholders at the Special Meeting of Stockholders held on December 15, 2022, with the final ratio determined by the Company’s Board of Directors.Upon effectiveness of the reverse stock split, every 20 shares of Hepion common stock issued and outstanding as of the effective date will be automatically combined into one share of common stock. Outstanding equity-based awards and other outstanding equity rights will be proportionately adjusted. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split. Immediately after the reverse stock split becomes effective, the Company will have approximately 3,811,482 shares of common stock issued and outstanding. Stockholders of record otherwise entitled to receive a fractional share as a result of the reverse stock split will automatically be entitled to receive an additional fraction of a share of common stock to round up to the next whole share.The reverse stock split is primarily intended to bring the Company into compliance with Nasdaq’s minimum bid price requirement.“The shareholder-approved reverse split comes at an opportune time as we expect to soon be in a position to deliver rencofilstat’s hepatic function and NASH biomarker results from the Phase 2 ALTITUDE-NASH clinical trial. In addition, it may make our stock more attractive to institutional investors and other members of the investing public, thereby providing for a stronger and more diverse investor base,” commented Robert Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Hepion.Additional information concerning the reverse stock split can be found in Hepion’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 21, 2022.