Form 8-KA_



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)

November 15, 2018


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)





(Commission file number)

(IRS employer identification no.)



1811 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, Nebraska


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip code)

(402) 884-8700

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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On November 15, 2018, Green Plains Inc. (the Company”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Initial 8-K”) to disclose that it had closed on its previously announced sale (the “Valero Transaction”) of three ethanol plants located in Bluffton, Indiana, Lakota, Iowa, and Riga, Michigan to Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC (“Valero”). Correspondingly, the Company also announced it had closed on the acquisition of storage assets and assignment of rail transportation assets from Green Plains Partners LP (the “Partnership Transaction”) which were then disposed of in the Valero Transaction.

This Form 8-K/A amends the Initial 8-K to provide pro forma financial information for the Valero Transaction and the Partnership Transaction as described in Item 9.01 below. Except as otherwise provided in this Form 8-K/A, the Initial 8-K remains unchanged.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.

The unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated balance sheet of Green Plains Inc. as of September 30, 2018, and the unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated statements of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, and notes thereto, are attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K/A and incorporated in this Item 9.01(b) by reference.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed as part of this report.





Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial 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: November 21, 2018


Green Plains Inc.



By: /s/ John W. Neppl                  

John W. Neppl
Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)