SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: September 30, 2005
(Exact Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
1681 Chestnut Street, Suite 400
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6J 4M6
(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number including area code)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers
GeneMax Corp. received a letter of resignation from its President and CEO, Konstantine Sarafis,
dated September 26, 2005. In this letter, Mr. Sarafis announced his resignation from the Board of
Directors of GeneMax, and from his position as chief executive officer, effective immediately. A
copy of that letter is attached as an exhibit to this filing.
In his letter, Mr. Sarafis alleges that GeneMax constructively dismissed him due to the lack of
delivery of shares and options due to him and other unspecified reasons, as a repudiation of his
contract. As previously reported by the Company, GeneMax agreed to issue to Mr. Sarafis 500,000
common shares at a deemed price of CDN$0.15 per share, and grant to Mr. Sarafis options to purchase
up to 1,400,000 common shares at an exercise price to be determined in accordance with the
companys stock option plan. GeneMax is engaged in discussions with Mr. Sarafis regarding the
terms of his separation from the company.
GeneMax Corp. does not currently have a CEO, however, it is actively seeking a person to fill the
position previously filled by Mr. Sarafis.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
17.1 Letter from Mr. Sarafis dated September 26, 2005.
About GeneMax Corp.
GeneMax Corp. is a biotechnology company specializing in the discovery and development of
immunotherapeutics for the treatment and eradication of cancer, therapies for infectious diseases
and autoimmune disorders and prevention of transplant tissue rejection, using TAP (Transporters
Associated with Antigen Presentation) to restore the antigen presentation process to immune cells.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
THIS FORM 8-K INCLUDES FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 27A OF THE UNITED
STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND SECTION 21E OF THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED. THESE STATEMENTS ARE MADE UNDER THE SAFE HARBOR PROVISIONS OF
THE UNITED STATES PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995. EXCEPT FOR THE HISTORICAL
INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN, MATTERS DISCUSSED IN THIS FORM 8-K CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
THAT ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER
MATERIALLY FROM ANY FUTURE RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY SUCH
STATEMENTS. STATEMENTS THAT ARE NOT HISTORICAL FACTS, INCLUDING STATEMENTS THAT ARE PRECEDED BY,
FOLLOWED BY, OR THAT INCLUDE SUCH WORDS AS ESTIMATE, ANTICIPATE, BELIEVE, PLAN OR EXPECT
OR SIMILAR STATEMENTS ARE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES FOR GENEMAX CORP.
INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH PRODUCT DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS
SHOWN IN GENEMAXS MOST RECENT ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-KSB AND ON FORM 10-QSB AND FROM
TIME-TO-TIME IN OTHER PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION REGARDING GENEMAX. OTHER RISKS INCLUDE RISKS
ASSOCIATED WITH OBTAINING GOVERNMENT GRANTS, THE SUCCESS OF PRECLINICAL AND CLINICAL TRIALS, THE
PROGRESS OF RESEARCH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, THE REGULATORY APPROVAL PROCESS, COMPETITIVE
PRODUCTS, FUTURE CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS, AND GENEMAXS ABILITY AND LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR ITS RESEARCH
ACTIVITIES. THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT GENEMAXS DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS WILL SUCCEED, THAT SUCH
PRODUCTS WILL RECEIVE REQUIRED REGULATORY CLEARANCE, OR THAT EVEN IF SUCH REGULATORY CLEARANCE WERE
RECEIVED, THAT SUCH PRODUCTS WOULD ULTIMATELY ACHIEVE COMMERCIAL SUCCESS. GENEMAX DISCLAIMS ANY
INTENT OR OBLIGATIONS TO UPDATE THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.
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.
|Date: September 30, 2005
|/s/ Wilfred Jefferies
|Letter from Mr. Sarafis dated September 26, 2005.
435 Allen Drive
September 26, 2005
By email and courier to:
The Board of Directors of GeneMax Corp
c/o Wilfred Jefferies
The Biomedical Research Centre
The University of British Columbia
2222 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z3
I have not had a response from you to my request, dated September 16, 2005, for the shares and
options which are overdue under my employment agreement. I did however receive a self-serving
letter which appears to be an attempt by the company and Dr. Jefferies to manufacture a case for
For a multitude of reasons, the least of which is the failure to deliver the shares and options
owing to me, the actions of the company and Dr. Jefferies over the last several weeks constitute
a repudiation of my contract of employment.
I accept the companys repudiation and consider myself constructively dismissed. Effective from
the date of this letter, I will no longer work for GeneMax. Please also accept this letter as
notice of my resignation, effective immediately, from the Board of Directors of GeneMax.
I will be in touch with you in due course regarding the issues flowing from my termination. In
the meantime, please forward my outstanding expenses which have been forwarded to Mr. Ed
Farrauto, wages and any accrued vacation pay as well as my Record of Employment to my residence
forthwith. I note that these payments are due within 48 hours under the Employment Standards Act.
I will, of course, provide any information necessary to ensure the transition goes as
smoothly as possible for the company.
/s/ Konstantine Sarafis