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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
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2022

COWEN INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware001-3451627-0423711
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 845-7900

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:
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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.   





Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of Exchange on Which Registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareCOWNThe Nasdaq Global Market
7.75% Senior Notes due 2033COWNLThe Nasdaq Global Market







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

On February 15, 2022, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Cowen Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Lorence Kim, M.D., to serve on the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Kim's appointment expands the Board to nine directors.

Dr. Kim is currently a Venture Partner at Third Rock Ventures. Until June 2020, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Moderna, leading efforts to raise $4.4 billion of capital. At the time of his departure, Moderna had raised the three largest private financing rounds and the largest IPO in biotech history. Dr. Kim joined Moderna after spending 14 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director and co-head of the U.S. biotechnology investment banking effort.

Dr. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences. He earned an M.B.A. in healthcare management as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Kim currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Flare Therapeutics, a biotechnology company targeting transcription factors to discover precision medicines for cancer and other diseases, and Abata Therapeutics, a company focused on translating the biology of regulatory T cells (Tregs) into transformational medicines for patients living with severe autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and on the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross. He previously served on the Board of Seres Therapeutics.

On February 15, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Kim. A copy of the press release is attached hereto at Exhibit 99.1.




 Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibit
   
 
   








SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
COWEN INC.



Dated: February 15, 2022By:/s/ Owen S. Littman
Name:Owen S. Littman
Title:General Counsel







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COWEN APPOINTS LORENCE KIM AS NEW INDEPENDENT BOARD DIRECTOR

NEW YORK – February 15, 2022 ─ Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Lorence Kim, M.D., has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective February 15, 2022. The appointment will increase the size of Cowen’s Board to nine members.

“With his background in both health care and finance, Lorence is a tremendous addition to our Board,” said Jeffrey M. Solomon, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cowen. “As a well-respected member of the biotech community, Lorence brings his valuable operating experience and detailed understanding of a very important industry for us at Cowen. We look forward to his perspectives and expertise as we continue to execute on our strategy and drive value for Cowen’s stakeholders.”

Dr. Kim is currently a Venture Partner at Third Rock Ventures. Until June 2020, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Moderna, leading efforts to raise $4.4 billion of capital. At the time of his departure, Moderna had raised the three largest private financing rounds and the largest IPO in biotech history. Dr. Kim joined Moderna after spending 14 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director and co-head of the U.S. biotechnology investment banking effort.

Dr. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences. He earned an M.B.A. in healthcare management as a Palmer Scholar from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Kim currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Flare Therapeutics, a biotechnology company targeting transcription factors to discover precision medicines for cancer and other diseases, and Abata Therapeutics, a company focused on translating the biology of regulatory T cells (Tregs) into transformational medicines for patients living with severe autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and on the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross. He previously served on the Board of Seres Therapeutics.

About Cowen Inc. Cowen Inc. (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. The Company’s broker dealer division offers investment banking services, equity and credit research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, and commission management services. Cowen’s investment management segment offers actively managed alternative investment products. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to our clients in order to help them outperform. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. Learn more at Cowen.com.




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