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The Board of Directors recommends  +  A 6 .a vote FOR all the nominees listed in Proposal    $ 1 and a vote FOR Proposal 2.            7 /1. To elect three directors to serve three-year terms that expire at the" 2016 annual meeting: ForWithhold   For  Withhold  ForWithhold   01 - James Crowley ? ?02 - Gordon Glade   ?   ? 03 - Gary Parker ? ?$____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/4}qu _pJQ|=PF0*8X> @R      l  o  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to SecSummary CompensationDIRECTOR COMPENSATIONEXECUTIVE OFFICERSSummary Compensation (1)!Annual PerformanceIncentive AwaCompensation Committee ReportSummary Compensation (2)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity Awards!Option Exercises and Stock Vest Todd Becker Jeff Briggs Jerry Peters Steve BleylMichelle MapesBeneficial OwnershipEquity Compensation PlansFees Lapsed AwardsLapsed Awards (1)Lapsed Awards (3)!113 PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE PERFO!113 PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE P (1)U } $} $ } I;} $ } } $ } I } $ } I } $ } } $      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 03/29/2013 Lapsed Awards          For  Against  Abstain            ~   0 (To approve an amendment to the Company?s  / '2009 Equity Incentive Plan (the ?Plan?)  / 'to (i) remove certain repricing rights,  4 ,(ii) increase the aggregate number of shares80that may be issued under the Plan as stock-based/'awards from 2,500,000 to 3,000,000, and2*(iii) limit the situations in which shares#are added back to the Plan.      ? ? ? ~          ~ 7/To transact such other business as may properly     91come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment ~   or postponement thereof.$____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/: }quh4G0'C=PF0*8X> @ l    dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to SecSummary CompensationDIRECTOR COMPENSATIONEXECUTIVE OFFICERSSummary Compensation (1)!Annual PerformanceIncentive AwaCompensation Committee ReportSummary Compensation (2)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity Awards!Option Exercises and Stock Vest Todd Becker Jeff Briggs Jerry Peters Steve BleylMichelle MapesBeneficial OwnershipEquity Compensation PlansFees Lapsed AwardsLapsed Awards (1)Lapsed Awards (2)!113 PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE PERFO!113 PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE P (1)U } U} $ } } $      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 03/29/2013 Lapsed Awards        Non-Voting Items              B< 4 Change of Address ? please print new address           below.                         $____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/.<}q3!m=PF0*8X> @*   l    dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to SecSummary CompensationDIRECTOR COMPENSATIONEXECUTIVE OFFICERSSummary Compensation (1)!Annual PerformanceIncentive AwaCompensation Committee ReportSummary Compensation (2)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity Awards!Option Exercises and Stock Vest Todd Becker Jeff Briggs Jerry Peters Steve BleylMichelle MapesBeneficial OwnershipEquity Compensation PlansFees Lapsed AwardsLapsed Awards (1)Lapsed Awards (2)Lapsed Awards (3)!113 PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE P (1)U } $ } } $ } y }  $ } 0} $ } } $ } y } $ } } $ } } $ } y } $ } $      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 03/29/2013kc#113; PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVEL          7 /1. To elect three directors to serve three-year        +5 -terms that expire at the 2016 annual meeting:             Withhold      For  Withhold      For  Withhold        For   01 - James Crowley ? ?  02 - Gordon Glade   ?  ?03 - Gary Parker ? ?$____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/.e ?3'f(M=PF0*8X> @2   l    dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to SecSummary CompensationDIRECTOR COMPENSATIONEXECUTIVE OFFICERSSummary Compensation (1)!Annual PerformanceIncentive AwaCompensation Committee ReportSummary Compensation (2)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity Awards!Option Exercises and Stock Vest Todd Becker Jeff Briggs Jerry Peters Steve BleylMichelle MapesBeneficial OwnershipEquity Compensation PlansFees Lapsed AwardsLapsed Awards (1)Lapsed Awards (2)Lapsed Awards (3)!113 PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE PERFOU } $} $ } I;} $ } } $ } I } $ } I } $      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 03/29/2013kc#113; PLEASE FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVEL          For  Against  Abstain            ~   0 (To approve an amendment to the Company?s  / '2009 Equity Incentive Plan (the ?Plan?)  / 'to (i) remove certain repricing rights,  4 ,(ii) increase the aggregate number of shares80that may be issued under the Plan as stock-based/'awards from 2,500,000 to 3,000,000, and2*(iii) limit the situations in which shares#are added back to the Plan.      ? ? ?   ~ 7/To transact such other business as may properly     91come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.$____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/8p ?3'y.?ke)=PF0*8X> @ Root Entry FBook  T  !"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[\]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~