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IMP761 webcast slides Date & Time: March 26, 2019, 7:45 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time March 25, 2019, 4:45 pm US Eastern Daylight Time Register: Interested parties can register via a link to the webcast on the Company’s website or via the following link: https://fnn.webex.com/fnn/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3a09aba7876417a76f919285ab7b26bb A replay of the webcast will also be available at www.immutep.com from the day after the event. Exhibit 99.1

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The purpose of the presentation is to provide an update of the business of Immutep Limited ACN 009 237 889 (ASX:IMM; NASDAQ:IMMP). These slides have been prepared as a presentation aid only and the information they contain may require further explanation and/or clarification. Accordingly, these slides and the information they contain should be read in conjunction with past and future announcements made by Immutep and should not be relied upon as an independent source of information. Please refer to the Company's website and/or the Company’s filings to the ASX and SEC for further information. The views expressed in this presentation contain information derived from publicly available sources that have not been independently verified.  No representation or warranty is made as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information. Any forward looking statements in this presentation have been prepared on the basis of a number of assumptions which may prove incorrect and the current intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs about future events are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Immutep’s control.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from assumptions or expectations expressed or implied in this presentation include known and unknown risks.  Because actual results could differ materially to assumptions made and Immutep’s current intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward looking statements contained in this presentation with caution.  Additionally, the INSIGHT investigator sponsored clinical trial described in this presentation is controlled by the lead investigator and therefore Immutep has no control over this clinical trial. This presentation should not be relied on as a recommendation or forecast by Immutep. Nothing in this presentation should be construed as either an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell shares in any jurisdiction. Notice: Forward Looking Statements

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v Targeting: LAG-3/MHC II May Lead to Multiple Therapeutics in Numerous Indications

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The LAG-3 Agonist Concept

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Treating general inflammation: corticoids, methotrexate, anti-TNF-α, -IL-6, -IL-17, -IL-23 mAbs Treating the disease process: silencing the few auto-immune memory T cells accumulating at the disease site with IMP761 THE PRESENT: FIGHTING SYMPTOMS THE FUTURE: FIGHTING THE CAUSE OF AID Targeting auto-reactive memory T cells in AID with IMP61 AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

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Epigenetic reprogramming (DNA methylation, histone modifications, miRNAs) Th1 (e.g. RA, T1D) Th2 (e.g. allergic asthma) Th17 (e.g. IBD) IL-23 (e.g. psoriasis) IMP761: blocking the activation of self-reactive memory T cells Auto-immune memory T cells are chronically stimulated by the same self-peptide, acquiring an ‘exhausted’ phenotype and expressing LAG-3 which down-modulates specifically TCR signaling. IMP761 increases this physiological down-regulation. TCR Self-peptide APC T cell LAG-3 Effector T cell IMP761 LAG-3 IMP761 works upstream from current therapeutic interventions T cell receptor

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IMP761: In Vitro Testing

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CFSElow % CEF peptide pool CMV – EBV – Influenza Stimulates CD8 T cells in hPBMCs CFSE proliferation assay Unstimulated CEF CEF + IMP761 3.7% 36.3% 8.6% Divisons: 3 2 1 0 Inhibition of CD8 T cell proliferation

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IMP761: In Vivo Testing

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0.3 mg/kg (6) 0.03 mg/kg (6) Immunofluorescence staining: inflammatory T cell infiltration at tuberculin test site before and after IMP761/PBS injection 0.03 mg/kg: 165 ng/ml 0.3 mg/kg: 1,367 ng/ml median maximum [IMP761]: BCG1 D-45 BCG2 D-30 Tuberculin test 1 D-15/-13 IMP761/PBS Tuberculin test 2 D1/3 D0 PBS (6) Tuberculin test 2 test 1 test 2 Delayed-type hypersensitivity model in cynomolgus monkey Study design Pharmacokinetics

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IMP761 is able to inhibit significantly T cell infiltration of an antigen-specific intradermal reaction * * ns * % Erythema size % CD4 + cells infiltration % CD8 + cells infiltration 0.3 mg/kg TB test 1 PBS / IMP761 TB test 2 Inflammatory T cell infiltration test 1 vs test 2 % CD3+ cells infiltration median PERMANOVA p<0.004 IMP761 inhibits inflammatory T cell infiltration in vivo

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Conclusion The Concept: treating the cause of autoimmune diseases, not just the symptoms The Target: the self-peptide specific memory T cells harboring LAG-3 The Tool: an agonistic LAG-3-specific mAb down-modulating self-peptide-induced TCR signaling The Evidence (1): in vitro down-modulation of peptide-induced human T cell proliferation and activation The Evidence (2): in vivo down-modulation of peptide-induced T cell infiltration/inflammation at the tissue site in a NHP model The Status: Cell line development ongoing and GMP manufacturing preparations underway in order to progress to clinical development.

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Thank you!