Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant To Section 13 OR 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 4, 2019



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-37823   99-0360497
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


Suite 720-999 West Broadway

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada V5Z 1K5

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(604) 629-5989

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 8.01Other Events.


On February 4, 2019, the Nasdaq Hearings Panel issued a decision granting the request of DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) for continued listing of its common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC pursuant to an extension through June 25, 2019, subject to the condition that the Company shall have demonstrated a closing bid price of $1.00 per share, or more, for a minimum of ten consecutive business days by June 25, 2019. In order to meet such compliance of the $1.00 per share bid price, we may need to consummate a reverse stock split in order to achieve such stock price.


On June 28, 2018, the Staff of the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (the “Nasdaq Staff”) notified the Company that it did not comply with the minimum $1.00 per share bid price requirement for continued listing, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), and the Company was therefore granted 180 calendar days, through December 26, 2018, to regain compliance. On December 27, 2018, the Nasdaq Staff notified the Company that it had not regained compliance with the $1.00 per share bid price requirement and that the Company’s stockholders’ equity as reported in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 did not qualify the Company for an additional 180 calendar day extension period for compliance and that it would therefore be subject to delisting unless it requested a hearing before a Nasdaq Hearings Panel. Accordingly, the Company requested a hearing which was held on January 31, 2019, at which it presented the plan of compliance that was the basis for the Nasdaq Hearings Panel’s decision.


Notwithstanding, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance and if we are unable to regain compliance with the minimum closing bid price requirement by June 25, 2019, or if we fail to meet any of the other continued listing requirements, including stockholder equity requirements, our securities may be delisted from Nasdaq, which could reduce the liquidity of our common stock materially and result in a corresponding material reduction in the price of our common stock. In addition, delisting could harm our ability to raise capital through alternative financing sources on terms acceptable to us, or at all, and may result in the potential loss of confidence by investors, employees and business development opportunities. Such a delisting likely would impair your ability to sell or purchase our common stock when you wish to do so. Further, if we were to be delisted from Nasdaq, our common stock may no longer be recognized as a “covered security” and we would be subject to regulation in each state in which we offer our securities. Thus, delisting from Nasdaq could adversely affect our ability to raise additional financing through the public, or private sale of equity securities, would significantly impact the ability of investors to trade our securities, and would negatively impact the value and liquidity of our common stock.






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.


Dated: February 6, 2019 By: /s/ Saiid Zarrabian
    Name: Saiid Zarrabian
    Title: President and Chief Executive Officer