Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 29, 2018
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 455
Rockville, MD
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (240) 268-5300

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 Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On November 29, 2018, Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Gil Price, M.D. to the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), effective immediately, to serve until the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders and until his successor is duly elected and qualified. Dr. Price has also been appointed to serve on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.
Dr. Price is a clinical physician trained in internal medicine with a long-standing interest in drug development, adverse drug reactions, drug utilization and regulation. Since 2017, Dr. Price has served as  chief medical officer of the pharmacovigilance team of ProPharma Group, a global industry leader in comprehensive compliance services that span the entire lifecycle of pharmaceuticals, biologics, and devices. He previously served as chief executive officer and chief medical Officer of Drug Safety Solutions, a provider of solutions for clinical and drug safety operations, from 2002 until its acquisition by ProPharma Group in 2017. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Price was the director of clinical development for oncology at MedImmune, Inc., which is now the biologics subsidiary of AstraZeneca plc. Prior to joining MedImmune, Dr. Price worked in the contract research organization sector. Dr. Price began his pharmaceutical career at Glaxo Inc., which is now GlaxoSmithKline plc, where he worked for nearly nine years on both the commercial and research sides of that company. From 2007 to 2016, Dr. Price served on the board of directors of Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of unique RNA-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Price is a former member of the American Medical Association, the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and a past member of the American Society for Microbiology.
Upon his appointment to the Board, Dr. Price received an award of stock options to purchase 112,878 shares of the Company’s common stock under the Company’s 2013 Stock Option Plan. Going forward, Dr. Price is expected to participate in the Company’s compensation program for non-employee directors, including for 2018, a pro-rated portion of the annual retainer and committee fees payable under such program. Further information on this program is included in the Company’s 2018 annual proxy statement.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 3, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Price to the Board. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Press Release dated December 3, 2018

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.
Date: December 3, 2018
/s/ Douglas J. Swirsky
Douglas J. Swirsky
President and Chief Executive Officer