Green Plains Inc.
Green Plains Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 11/15/2017 16:22:21)
 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Form 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): November 15, 2017  

Green Plains Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Iowa
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

001-32924 84-1652107
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
   
1811 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, Nebraska  68106
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


 
(402) 884-8700
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On November 15, 2017, Green Plains Inc. announced that its board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 27, 2017.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is filed as part of this report.

Number       Description
99.1 Press release, dated November 15, 2017


SIGNATURE

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.

  Green Plains Inc.
     
   
Date: November 15, 2017 By:  /s/ John W. Neppl        
    John W. Neppl
    Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
   

EXHIBIT 99.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Green Plains Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on the company’s common stock, payable on Dec. 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 27, 2017.

About Green Plains Inc.
Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a diversified commodity-processing business with operations related to ethanol production, grain handling and storage, cattle feedlots, food ingredients, and commodity marketing and logistics services. The company is the second largest consolidated owner of ethanol production facilities in the world with 17 dry mill plants, producing nearly 1.5 billion gallons of ethanol at full capacity. Green Plains owns a 62.5% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners LP. For more information about Green Plains, visit www.gpreinc.com.

Contact: Jim Stark, Vice President - Investor and Media Relations, Green Plains Inc. (402) 884-8700