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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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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

June 9, 2020
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)


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)
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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).
Emerging growth company
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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The 2020 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Hope Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on June 9, 2020 solely online via a live webcast in a virtual meeting format. At the Annual Meeting, the stockholders voted on the following proposals:
1.election of directors;
2.ratification of the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020; and
3.nonbinding advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s “Named Executive Officers” as described in the Company’s Proxy Statement, dated May 14, 2020.
A total of 109,286,091 shares of the Company’s common stock were represented and voted at the Annual Meeting, constituting 88.73% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
The final results of the stockholder votes were as follows:

1. Election of directors of the Company:

Votes Cast ForVotes WithheldBroker Non-Votes
Donald D. Byun98,046,7422,335,4648,903,885
Jinho Doo97,777,5062,604,7008,903,885
Daisy Y. Ha99,519,286862,9208,903,885
James U. Hwang97,919,6532,462,5538,903,885
Jin Chul Jhung99,505,434876,7728,903,885
Joon K. Kim99,930,695451,5118,903,885
Kevin S. Kim96,691,5293,690,6778,903,885
Steven S. Koh99,955,012427,1948,903,885
Chung Hyun Lee99,933,380448,8268,903,885
William J. Lewis99,504,116878,0908,903,885
David P. Malone97,651,8122,730,3948,903,885
John R. Taylor99,951,340430,8668,903,885
Scott Yoon-Suk Whang93,291,0747,091,1328,903,885
Dale S. Zuehls96,994,1683,388,0388,903,885

Each of the nominees noted above was re-elected to serve as members of the board of directors of the Company until the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
2. Ratification of the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020.
Total Shares
For:108,986,509
Against:294,593
Abstain:4,989
Broker Non-Votes:

This proposal was approved by the stockholders with the number of shares voting “for” constituting approximately 99.73% of the total number of shares represented and voting at the Annual Meeting.





3. Nonbinding advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s “Named Executive Officers” as described in the Company’s Proxy Statement dated May 14, 2020.
Total Shares
For:97,858,306
Against:2,147,431
Abstain:376,469
Broker Non-Votes:8,903,885

This proposal was approved by the stockholders with the number of shares voting “for” constituting approximately 97.48% of the total number of shares represented and voting at the Annual Meeting.





SIGNATURE

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: June 11, 2020By:/s/ Kevin S. Kim
Kevin S. Kim
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer



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