Green Plains Inc.
Green Plains Inc. (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 03/28/2017 16:45:20)

 

 

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Green Plains Inc. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on May 9, 2017

Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual shareholders’ meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a paper copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication 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. The proxy statement and annual report to shareholders are available at:

 

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The 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Green Plains Inc. will be held at 10:00 a.m., Central Time, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Aksarben Cinema located at 2110 S 67th Street, Omaha, Nebraska.

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all nominees listed in Proposal 1, and vote FOR Proposals 2 and 3 and select 3 Years on Proposal 4.

 

  1. To elect three directors to serve three-year terms that expire at the 2020 annual meeting: Jim Anderson, Wayne Hoovestol and Ejnar Knudsen III.
  2. To approve an amendment to the Company’s 2009 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to (i) add minimum vesting requirements for all grants at no less than one year for all but 5% of Awards under the Plan, and (ii) increase the aggregate number of shares that may be issued under the Plan as stock-based awards from 3,000,000 to 4,110,000;
  3. To cast an advisory vote to approve the Company’s executive compensation;
  4. To cast an advisory vote on the frequency of holding an advisory vote on executive compensation; and
  5. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online, by telephone or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you.

 

 

 

 

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Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below.

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a set of proxy materials.

 

 

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To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by May 2, 2017.

 

 

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