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(3)  ~ R    !@ % 100 Vanguard Blvd.Malvern, PA 19355( Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3)~  @( 6300 Bee Cave Road, Building OneAustin, TX 78746BlackRock, Inc. (3)~ r@ 55 East 52 nd StreetNew York, NY 10022'Lazard Asset Management LLC (3)~ "g@30 Rockefeller PlazaNew York, NY 10112Citadel LLC (3)~ y333333@2*131 South Dearborn Street, 32 nd FloorChicago, IL 60603Alain Treuer (4)~  9@Wilon Holdings S.A. (5)~ 7333333@ 53rd E StreetUrbanizacion MarbellaMGM Tower 16th FloorD lvjrX:]Ax$M ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 ' Panama City, Republic of Panama!Todd Becker (6)!!~ !&!!!!333333?!"Jeff Briggs (7)""~ "= """ "*"#Brian Peterson (8)##~ #### #*#$Steve Bleyl (9)$$~ $v$$$ $*$% Mike Orgas%%~ % %%% %*%&Wayne Hoovestol (10)&&~ &v&&& &*&'Jerry Peters (11)''~ 'J''' '*'(Gordon Glade (12)((~ (vp((( (*() Jim Anderson))~ )"))) )*)* Jim Barry**~ **** ***+ James Crowley++~ +9+++ +*+, Gene Edwards,,~ ,r,,,, ,*,- Thomas Manuel--~ ---- -*-(. 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The Board of Directors recommends    2 *a vote FOR all nominees listed in Proposal    ~       ~  3 +To elect four directors to serve three-year5-terms that expire at the 2018 annual meeting:      ForWithhold   For  Withhold  ForWithhold     01 - Todd Becker ? ?02 - Thomas Manuel   ?   ? 03 - Brian Peterson ? ?     04 - Alain Treuer ? ?   ~  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/@Dsgk\,fBRM]>Bor=PF0*8X> @Z      l  f  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to Sec!Proxy Statement Pursuant to (1)Summary CompensationDIRECTOR COMPENSATIONEXECUTIVE OFFICERSSummary Compensation (1)!Compensation Committee Process !Annual PerformanceIncentive AwaCompensation Committee ReportSummary Compensation (2)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity Awards!Option Exercises and Stock Vest Todd Becker Jerry Peters Jeff Briggs Mike Orgas Steve BleylEQUITY COMPENSATION PLANSBeneficial OwnershipFeesDiscretionary AuthorityDiscretionary Authority (1)Discretionary Authority (3)U } $} $ } 0} $ } } $ } y } $ } a} $ } } $ } y } $ } } $ } } $ } y } $      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/02/2015Discretionary Authority          ~  3 +To elect four directors to serve three-year    5 -terms that expire at the 2018 annual meeting:                           For  Withhold    For  Withhold    For  Withhold    ? ?   ?   ?  ? ?01 - Todd Becker02 - Thomas Manuel     03 - Brian Peterson    ? ?     04 - Alain Treuer   ~  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/:e sgk/]mhuwBH =PF0*8X> @B   l    dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to Sec!Proxy Statement Pursuant to (1)Summary CompensationDIRECTOR COMPENSATIONEXECUTIVE OFFICERSSummary Compensation (1)!Compensation Committee Process !Annual PerformanceIncentive AwaCompensation Committee ReportSummary Compensation (2)Stock Option GrantsOutstanding Equity Awards!Option Exercises and Stock Vest Todd Becker Jerry Peters Jeff Briggs Mike Orgas Steve BleylEQUITY COMPENSATION PLANSBeneficial OwnershipFeesDiscretionary AuthorityDiscretionary Authority (1)Discretionary Authority (2)U } U} $      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/02/2015Discretionary Authority       B 1 )Authorized Signatures ? this section must  0 (be completed for your vote to be counted   ? date and sign below. . &Please sign exactly as name(s) appears.&hereon. 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