Item 8.01

On June 10, 2020, DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company” or “DelMar”) announced the entry into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization between the Company, Adgero Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of DelMar incorporated in the State of Delaware (“Merger Sub”), and Adgero Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Adgero”), to which Merger Sub will merge with and into Adgero, with Adgero surviving the merger and becoming a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of DelMar (the “Merger”). In connection with the Merger, the Company is using the investor presentation attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to describe the proposed Merger.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K and the presentation attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 contain forward-looking statements based upon DelMar’s and Adgero’s current expectations. This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar words. These statements are only predictions. DelMar and Adgero have based these forward-looking statements largely on their then-current expectations and projections about future events, as well as the beliefs and assumptions of management. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond each of DelMar’s and Adgero’s control, and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors relating to the consummation of the Merger, including but not limited to: (i) risks associated with DelMar’s and Adgero’s ability to obtain the stockholder approval required to consummate the proposed Merger and the timing of the closing of the proposed Merger, including the risks that a condition to closing would not be satisfied within the expected timeframe or at all or that the closing of the proposed Merger will not occur; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties and others related to the Merger Agreement; (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance or condition that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (iv) unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the proposed Merger, the response of business partners and competitors to the announcement of the proposed Merger, and/or potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the announcement and pendency of the proposed Merger; (v) whether the combined business of Adgero and DelMar will be successful, and (vi) those risks detailed in DelMar’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, the registration statement on Form S-4 related to the proposed Merger with Adgero and subsequent reports filed with the SEC, as well as other documents that may be filed by DelMar from time to time with the SEC. Accordingly, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Neither DelMar nor Adgero can assure you that the events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur, and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made in this communication relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, DelMar and Adgero undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Investors should not assume that any lack of update to a previously issued “forward-looking statement” constitutes a reaffirmation of that statement.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This presentation is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This presentation relates to the proposed Merger of DelMar and Adgero. In connection with the proposed Merger, DelMar has filed a registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a document that serves as a prospectus and proxy statement of DelMar (the “proxy statement/prospectus”), and DelMar will file other documents regarding the proposed Merger transaction with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). No offering of securities shall be made, except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT STOCKHOLDERS SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION REGARDING THE PROPOSED MERGER. A definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to DelMar’s stockholders. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain these documents (when available) free of charge from the SEC’s website at The documents filed by DelMar with the SEC may also be obtained free of charge from DelMar by requesting them by mail at DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 12707 High Bluff Drive, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92130.


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Participants in the Solicitation

DelMar and its respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees and certain of their respective significant stockholders may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from DelMar stockholders in respect of the proposed merger transaction. Information about DelMar’s directors and executive officers is available in DelMar’s proxy statement, filed June 2, 2020 for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, DelMar’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on September 9, 2019 and DelMar’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 9, 2019. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holding or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed merger transaction when they become available. Investors should read the proxy statement/prospectus carefully when it becomes available before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the SEC and DelMar as indicated above.

No Offer or Solicitation

This presentation shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1    Investor Presentation, dated June 2020


DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 d920736dex991.htm EX-99.1 EX-99.1 Corporate Presentation of Company following acquisition of Adgero (“Kintara Therapeutics”) June 2020 Copyright © 2020 DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. Exhibit 99.1 Forward Looking Statements and Confidentiality Any statements contained in this presentation that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statements contained herein or made in the course of the presentation are based on current expectations but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include,…
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DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage drug development company. The Company focuses on the treatment of cancer. The Company is engaged in conducting clinical trials in the United States with its product candidate, VAL-083, as a treatment for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a form of brain cancer. VAL-083 is being evaluated in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of refractory GBM. In addition to its clinical development activities in the United States, the Company has obtained certain commercial rights to VAL-083 in China where it is approved as a chemotherapy for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and lung cancer. Its drug discovery research focuses on identifying validated clinical and commercial-stage compounds, and establishing a scientific rationale for development in orphan drug indications. VAL-083 is an alkylating agent, which crosses the blood-brain-barrier (BBB).

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