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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on June 10, 2020 for Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This communication is not a form of voting and presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. To view the proxy statement, annual report, directions to participate in the annual meeting and voting instructions, go to To submit your proxy while visiting this site, you will need the 12 digit control number in the box below.



Under United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules, proxy materials do not have to be delivered in paper. Proxy materials can be distributed by making them available on the Internet. We have chosen to use these procedures for our Annual Meeting and need YOUR participation.


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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Notice of Annual Meeting


  Meeting Type:   Annual Meeting  
  For holders as of:   April 13, 2020  



June 10, 2020




8:00 am Eastern Time (Local Time)




Annual Meeting to be held live via the Internet.

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  The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote FOR each of the director nominees listed in proposal 1 and FOR proposal 2.



To elect three members of the Board of Directors. The Board intends to present for election the following three current director nominees as Class III directors:


(01) Patricia L. Allen


(02) Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D.


(03) Dennis L. Walsh




To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.


  Note: To consider and act upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.


Vote by Internet during the meeting: While we encourage stockholders to vote by the means indicated above, a stockholder is entitled to vote by Internet during the Annual Meeting. If you wish to vote your shares during the Annual Meeting, you must register in advance at prior to the deadline of June 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Upon completing your registration, you will receive further instructions via e-mail, including your unique link that will allow you to access the meeting. Additionally, a stockholder who has submitted a proxy before the meeting, may revoke that proxy during the Annual Meeting.