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Aptose Biosciences (APTO)

Participants
Susan Pietropaolo Investor Relations
Dr. William Rice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Gregory Chow Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Jotin Marango Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer
Gregory Windsor RBC Capital Markets
John Newman Canaccord Genuity
Matthew Biegler Oppenheimer
Matthew Cross Jones Trading
Pasquale Sansone HC Wainwright
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Operator

Good afternoon. My name is Chris and I will be your conference operator today. I would like to welcome everyone to the Aptose Biosciences Conference Call for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2019. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers’ remarks there will be a question and session. you. Thank Instructions] [Operator

this may reminder, recorded. conference a be call As

Susan to go I like Ms. Pietropaolo. would now introduce Please ahead.

Susan Pietropaolo

for financial Thank you, Biosciences operational June discuss Aptose Biosciences. I’m for Susan to welcome quarter Pietropaolo, results XX, and Communications XXXX. Chris. Good conference afternoon call and the ended second Aptose Representative the to

Dr. Vice Joining me and are and and and Gregory Mr. today Financial CEO; Officer. Vice Chief G. President Senior William on Dr. the Jotin Officer Business Chief and Chow, President call President Rice, Marango, Executive Chairman,

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Dr. William Rice

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Bill and afternoon you, Thank good everyone.

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Gregory Windsor

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Dr. Jotin Marango

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Dr. William Rice

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Gregory Windsor

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Dr. William Rice

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Dr. Jotin Marango

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Dr. William Rice

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Matthew Cross

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Dr. William Rice

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Matthew Cross

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Dr. William Rice

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Matthew Cross

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Dr. William Rice

Yes.

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Operator

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Pasquale Sansone

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Dr. William Rice

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Pasquale Sansone

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Dr. William Rice

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Pasquale Sansone

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Dr. William Rice

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Pasquale Sansone

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Dr. William Rice

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Pasquale Sansone

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Dr. William Rice

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Pasquale Sansone

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Dr. William Rice

Yes.

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Pasquale Sansone

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Dr. William Rice

you. Thank

Operator

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Dr. William Rice

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Operator

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