ANAVEX LIFE SCIENCES CORP. (NASDAQ:AVXL) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

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ANAVEX LIFE SCIENCES CORP. (NASDAQ:AVXL) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security
Holders.

On April 18, 2017, Anavex Life Sciences Corp., a Nevada
corporation (the Company), held a special meeting of
stockholders (the Meeting) as prescribed in the Proxy
Statement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange
Commission on March 10, 2017. At the Meeting, five proposals were
submitted for a vote of the Companys stockholders and the related
results are as follows:

Proposal No. 1: The election of Christopher Missling,
Ph.D., Athanasios Skarpelos, Bernd Metzner, Ph.D., Elliot Favus,
M.D., Steffen Thomas, Ph.D., and Peter Donhauser, D.O. for terms
until the next annual meeting of stockholders or until each such
directors successor shall have been duly elected and
qualified
. The stockholders elected each of the six
directors by the following votes:

Director Votes For Votes Withheld Broker Non-Votes
Christopher Missling, Ph.D. 20,994,287 143,387 11,605,706
Athanasios Skarpelos 20,402,917 734,757 11,605,706
Bernd Metzner, Ph.D. 20,045,674 1,092,000 11,605,706
Elliot Favus, M.D. 20,987,992 149,682 11,605,706
Steffen Thomas, Ph.D. 20,423,109 714,565 11,605,706
Peter Donhauser, D.O. 20,989,746 147,928 11,605,706

Proposal No. 2: Regarding a vote to amend the Companys
Articles of Incorporation to authorize up to 10,000,000 shares of
preferred stock of the Company, par value $0.001 per
share.
The stockholders did not submit enough affirmative
votes to approve the amendment of the Companys Articles of
Incorporation as set forth in this proposal with respect to
authorizing 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock of the Company
as follows:

Votes For 18,659,912
Votes Against 2,218,830
Abstentions 258,932
Broker Non-Votes 11,605,706

Proposal No. 3: The approval of a Shareholder Rights
Plan
.The stockholders approved the adoption of a Stockholder
Rights Plan as follows:

Votes For 19,895,990
Votes Against 1,177,192
Abstentions 64,492
Broker Non-Votes 11,605,706

Proposal No. 4:Ratification of Independent
Registered Public Accounting Firm
. The stockholders ratified
BDO USA, LLP as the Companys independent registered public
accounting firm as follows:

Votes For 32,456,763
Votes Against 93,762
Abstentions 192,855

Proposal No. 5: Approval of Issuance of Common
Stock
. The stockholders approved the issuance of common
stock of the Company under the Purchase Agreement dated October
21, 2015, by and between the Company and Lincoln Park Capital
Fund, LLC as follows:

Votes For 20,092,854
Votes Against 786,722
Abstentions 258,098
Broker Non-Votes 11,605,706


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