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): June 2, 2020



diamedica therapeutics inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


British Columbia


Not Applicable

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

Two Carlson Parkway, Suite 260

Minneapolis, Minnesota



(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


(763) 496-5454

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

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


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Voting common shares, no par value per share


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).

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Item 5.07     Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


DiaMedica Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “2020 AGM”) on June 2, 2020. As of the close of business on April 9, 2020, the record date for the 2020 AGM, there were 14,139,074 voting common shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the 2020 AGM. Each voting common share was entitled to one vote. Shareholders holding an aggregate of 6,389,382 voting common shares entitled to vote at the 2020 AGM, representing 45.2% of the outstanding shares as of the record date, and which constituted a quorum thereof, were present in person or represented by proxy at the 2020 AGM.


At the 2020 AGM, the Company’s shareholders considered two voting proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the 2020 AGM filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 2020.


The final results of each voting proposal brought before a vote of the Company’s shareholders at the 2020 AGM are set forth below:


Voting Proposal No. 1 - Election of Directors.


The four director nominees proposed by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) were elected to serve as members of the Board until the next annual general meeting of shareholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified by the following final voting results:



Votes For


Votes Withheld


Broker Non-Votes


Richard Pilnik

    2,614,522       85,001       3,689,859  

Michael Giuffre, M.D.

    2,673,651       25,872       3,689,859  

James Parsons

    2,670,550       28,973       3,689,859  

Rick Pauls

    2,658,020       41,503       3,689,859  


Voting Proposal No. 2 - Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.


The voting proposal to appoint Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020 and authorize the Board to fix the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm’s remuneration was approved by the following final voting results:


Votes For


Votes Against


Votes Abstained


Broker Non-Votes

6,377,330       8,512       3,540       0  


Item 8.01     Other Events.


At the close of the 2020 AGM, on June 2, 2020, the Company’s Shareholder Rights Plan Agreement dated December 21, 2017 between DiaMedica Therapeutics Inc. and Computershare Investor Services Inc. (the “Rights Plan”) and the common share purchase rights issued pursuant to the Rights Plan expired pursuant to their terms.






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.















/s/ Scott Kellen




Scott Kellen




Chief Financial Officer and Secretary




Dated: June 3, 2020