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Equity compensation plans     approved by security holders (1)~ b7$ 15.08~ %!Equity compensation plansnot approved bysecurity holders (2)~ B$ 7.12~  Total~  P$ 12.59~ %$____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/:( sg!MZNa]=PF0*8X> @:   l  `p  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/?? !Board Meetings Directors146 AttSummary CompensationSummary Compensation (1)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity AwardsPerformanceBonus AwardPerformanceBonus Award (1)Letter to Mr Seward (1)Letter to Mr Seward (2)Beneficial OwnershipBoard Voting Recommendation!Board Voting Recommendation (1)U } :} U5}       Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/23/2009Letter to Mr. Seward Todd A. Becker8 0Executive Benefits and Payments Upon Termination4 ,Termination without Cause or for Good Reason Change in Control ($)   ~    !Termination Compensation:$ Base Salary and Bonus (1)~ $ Equity Vesting~  - (2) Benefits and Perquisites' Post-Termination Health Care~ & Certain Relocation Benefits~  Total~ Z%$____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/<vjF,eAb&yNB6=PF0*8X> @"  l  x  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/?? !Board Meetings Directors146 AttSummary CompensationSummary Compensation (1)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity AwardsPerformanceBonus AwardPerformanceBonus Award (1)Letter to Mr SewardLetter to Mr Seward (2)Beneficial OwnershipBoard Voting Recommendation!Board Voting Recommendation (1)U } :} U5}       Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/23/2009Letter to Mr. Seward Jerry L. Peters8 0Executive Benefits and Payments Upon Termination4 ,Termination without Cause or for Good Reason Change in Control ($) ~    ! 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Total~ $____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/8vjF/uQs7c=PF0*8X> @"  l  +  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/?? !Board Meetings Directors146 AttSummary CompensationSummary Compensation (1)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity AwardsPerformanceBonus AwardPerformanceBonus Award (1)Letter to Mr SewardLetter to Mr Seward (1)Letter to Mr Seward (2)Board Voting Recommendation!Board Voting Recommendation (1)U } 1} y#}  +     Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/23/2009Beneficial Ownership0 (Name and Address of Beneficial Owner (1)% Shares Beneficially Owned (2) Percentage of Total   ' NTR US Biosystems Holdings Ltd.~ H 45.1%1 ) (f/k/a Bioverda International Holdings   Ltd.)*" Burton Court, Burton Hall Drive Sandyford Dublin, Ireland 18Alain Treuer (3)~ b~ 8.3% Wilon Holdings, S.A. 53rd E Street  Urbanizacion Marbella MGM Tower 16th Floor*" Panama City, Republic of PanamaWayne B. Hoovestol (4)~ F; 3.9%Gary Parker (5)~   2.1%Todd A. Becker (6)~ F 1.0%Brian Petersen (7)~  1.0%Jerry L. Peters (8)~ Œ *!Carl S. (Steve) Bleyl (9)~ 6 * Edgar E. Seward Jr. (10)~ ' *Gordon Glade (11)~ S * Jim Anderson~  *DlvjF\Oj/p4~? !"#$%&'()*  Jim Barry~  *! James Crowley~ ! !*" Michael Walsh~ " "*(# Executive Officers and Directors##"$ as a Group (15 persons)~ $  $17.3%%* Less than 1%.%%&'$(____________________________1))Created by Morningstar Document Research.0*(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/h$l=PF0*8X> @**))(( l  z  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/?? !Board Meetings Directors146 AttSummary CompensationSummary Compensation (1)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity AwardsPerformanceBonus AwardPerformanceBonus Award (1)Letter to Mr SewardLetter to Mr Seward (1)Letter to Mr Seward (2)Beneficial Ownership!Board Voting Recommendation (1)U } a} }       Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/23/2009#Board Voting Recommendation Category Fiscal Period Ended Fees     Audit Fees December 31, 2008  $ 204,312  November 30, 2007~ ҫ   Audit-Related FeesDecember 31, 2008~ eNovember 30, 2007~ "Tax FeesDecember 31, 2008~ November 30, 2007~ All Other FeesDecember 31, 2008~ November 30, 2007~ $____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/:J{oc?Y5R{oc;=PF0*8X> @ l  2ʦҫ  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/?? !Board Meetings Directors146 AttSummary CompensationSummary Compensation (1)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity AwardsPerformanceBonus AwardPerformanceBonus Award (1)Letter to Mr SewardLetter to Mr Seward (1)Letter to Mr Seward (2)Beneficial OwnershipBoard Voting RecommendationU } $ } } $ 2     Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/23/2009#Board Voting Recommendation     . &The Board of Directors recommends that For Withhold For All8 0To withhold authority to vote for any individual # you vote FOR the following: All All Except3 +nominee(s), mark ?For All Except? and write 1. Election of Directors   3 +the number(s) of the nominee(s) on the line     below. ~ ~ ~ Nominees7/01 Jim Barry 02 Todd Becker 03 Brian Peterson# 04 Alain Treuer2*The Board of Directors recommends you vote&FOR the following proposal(s):6.2. Proposal to ratify and approve the adoption  For Against Abstain*"of the 2009 Equity Incentive Plan.~  ~  ~  80NOTE: In his discretion, the proxy is authorized6.to vote on such other business as may properly come before the meeting.~ /'For address change/comments, mark here. 0 02*Please indicate if you plan to attend thismeetingD l{ocenZ}C !"#$%&'()*+,-./01 5!-Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear(s)3"+hereon. When signing as attorney, executor,1#)administrator, or other fiduciary, please4$,give full title as such. Joint owners should.%&each sign personally. All holders must.&&sign. 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