UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 8-K
 

  
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2020
 
Edesa Biotech, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter) 
 
British Columbia, Canada
 
001-37619
 
N/A
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
100 Spy Court
Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 5H6
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
 (289) 800-9600
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
 
N/A
 (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Shares
 
EDSA
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company   
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 
 

 
 

 
 
 
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
  
On May 13, 2020, Edesa Biotech, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2020 annual general meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, 5,514,095 common shares, or approximately 62% of the outstanding common shares entitled to vote, were represented by proxy or in person. Set forth below are the matters submitted to the shareholders at the Annual Meeting, all of which were approved:
 
 
the election of seven directors, nominated by the Company’s board of directors, to serve until the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders to be held in 2021 or until their successors are duly elected and qualified (“Proposal No. 1”); and
 
 
the appointment of MNP LLP as the Company’s auditors and independent registered public accounting firm for the ensuing year (“Proposal No. 2”).
 
The final voting results for each matter submitted to a vote of the Company’s shareholders are as follows:
 
Proposal No. 1. Election of the Company’s Directors.
 
Proposal to elect seven directors to the Board:
 
 
 
For
 
 
Withhold
 
 
Broker Non-Votes
 
Lorin Johnson, PhD
  4,331,219 
  5,266 
  1,177,610 
Sean MacDonald
  4,327,319 
  9,166 
  1,177,610 
Pardeep Nijhawan, MD
  4,326,716 
  9,769 
  1,177,610 
Frank Oakes
  4,328,602 
  7,883 
  1,177,610 
Paul Pay
  4,327,291 
  9,194 
  1,177,610 
Carlo Sistilli, CPA, CMA
  4,326,467 
  10,018 
  1,177,610 
Peter van der Velden
  4,327,420 
  9,065 
  1,177,610 
   
Proposal No. 2. Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
 
Proposal to approve the appointment of MNP LLP as the Company’s auditors and independent registered public accounting firm for the ensuing year.
 
 
For
 
 
Withhold
 
 
Broker Non-Votes
 
 5,491,379
22,716
0
  
 

 
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
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.
 
 
Edesa Biotech, Inc.
 
 
 
Date: May 14, 2020
By:
/s/ Kathi Niffenegger
 
Name: 
Kathi Niffenegger
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer
 

 
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