SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 31, 2019
|DELMAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)|
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||
Suite 720-999 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5Z 1K5
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (604) 629-5989
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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock||DMPI||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.
On July 31, 2019, DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) received notification from Ernst & Young LLP (“E&Y”), the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, that, as a result of the relocation of the Company's headquarters from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to San Diego, California, E&Y has declined to stand for re-appointment as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm with respect to the audit of the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ending June 30, 2020. E&Y will complete the audit of the Company’s consolidated financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2019. The decision not to stand for re-appointment was not the result of any disagreements between the Company and E&Y on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures.
The Company’s Audit Committee will accordingly commence the process of evaluating and selecting a replacement firm to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
E&Y’s report on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 contained a paragraph stating that there was substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. E&Y’s reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements for each of the two most recent fiscal years ended June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2017 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and neither such report was qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principle.
During the fiscal years ended June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2017, and the subsequent period through July 31, 2019, (i) there were no disagreements with E&Y on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreement, if not resolved to the satisfaction of E&Y, would have caused E&Y to make reference thereto in its reports on the financial statements for such years, and (ii) there were no reportable events as described in paragraph (a)(1)(v) of Item 304 of Regulation S-K, except as described below.
During the audit for the year ended June 30, 2018, a material weakness in internal control over financial reporting was identified relating to inadequate segregation of duties over authorization, review and recording of transactions, as well as the financial reporting of such transactions. During the audit for the year ended June 30, 2017, a material weakness in internal control over financial reporting was identified relating to inadequate segregation of duties over authorization, review and recording of transactions.
The Company has provided E&Y with a copy of the above disclosures. A copy of E&Y’s letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission required by Item 304(a) of Regulation S-K is included as Exhibit 16.1 to this Report.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|16.1||Letter from Ernst & Young LLP to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, dated July 31, 2019|
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.
|DELMAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: July 31, 2019||By:||/s/ Scott Praill|
|Chief Financial Officer|