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      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/03/2014!EQUITY COMPENSATION PLANS      Plan Category  Number of Securities to   Weighted-Average  & Number of Securities Remaining    be Issued upon Exercise   Exercise Price of  % Available for Future Issuance   of Outstanding    Outstanding  ' under Equity Compensation Plans   Options, Warrants and   Options, Warrants  * "(Excluding Securities Reflected in    Rights (a)    and Rights    Column (a))-%Equity compensation plans approved by~ :(\(@  ~  Vm security holders (1).&Equity compensation plans not approved~ ~Gz. @  ~   by security holders (2)     Total~ *?%  ~  Vm         $____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/: }qeNk h0$=PF0*8X> @              l  ,z  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to Sec!Proxy Statement Pursuant to (1)Summary CompensationTABLE OF CONTENTSDIRECTOR 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 BriggsMichelle MapesPatrich SimpkinsEQUITY COMPENSATION PLANSFees 1 Definitions155 Governing Law155 Governing Law (1)155 Governing Law (2)!Change of Address 151 please pr!Change of Address 151 pleas (1)U } 0} $ } y} $ }  } $ ,                                 Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/03/2014Beneficial Ownership0 (Name and Address of Beneficial Owner (1)  Shares    Percentage     Beneficially   of Total    Owned (2)) !Cadian Capital Management, LP (3)  ~ 5   ~ 2 %* "535 Madison Avenue 36 th FloorNew York, NY 10022( Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3)~ x@ %( 6300 Bee Cave Road, Building OneAustin, TX 78746Alain Treuer (4)~ Cffffff@ % Wilon Holdings, S.A. 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Definitions. Eligible Executive   Percentage Chief Executive Officer  60%% Each other Eligible Executive  10%  $____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/&t@{oK }qI=PF0*8X> @ l  .ͨ  dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to Sec!Proxy Statement Pursuant to (1)Summary CompensationTABLE OF CONTENTSDIRECTOR 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 BriggsMichelle MapesPatrich SimpkinsEQUITY COMPENSATION PLANSBeneficial OwnershipFees 1 Definitions155 Governing Law (1)155 Governing Law (2)!Change of Address 151 please pr!Change of Address 151 pleas (1)U } $ } 2 .     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To elect two directors to serve three-year    ?5 -terms that expire at the 2017 annual meeting:   For  Withhold    For  Withhold      01 - Jim Anderson  ?  ?  02 - Wayne Hoovestol  ?  ?     $____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/(TxlNKj^R*=PF0*8X> @* l    dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to Sec!Proxy Statement Pursuant to (1)Summary CompensationTABLE OF CONTENTSDIRECTOR 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 BriggsMichelle MapesPatrich SimpkinsEQUITY COMPENSATION PLANSBeneficial OwnershipFees 1 Definitions155 Governing Law155 Governing Law (1)!Change of Address 151 please pr!Change of Address 151 pleas (1)U } $} $ } I;} $ } } $ } I } $ } I } $ } $} $ } I;} $ } } $ } I } $ } I      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/03/201415.5 Governing Law          For  Against  Abstain      For  Against  Abstain                   ~   0 (To approve an amendment to the Company?s  ?  ?  ? ~  3 +To approve features related to the issuance  ?  ?  ?  / 'Articles of Incorporation to change the         8 0of common stock upon conversion of the Company?s  1 )name of the corporation from Green Plains         0 (3.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018,.&Renewable Energy, Inc. to Green Plains   & including flexible settlement. Inc.   ~ 4,To approve the Company?s Umbrella Short-Term ? ? ? ~   8 0To approve the material terms of the performance  ? ? ?Incentive Plan.   7 /goals under the Company?s 2009 Equity Incentive   2 *Plan, as amended, for purposes of Internal   $ Revenue Code Section 162(m).   ~ 91To cast an advisory vote to approve the Company?s ? ? ? ~   7 /To transact such other business as may properly #executive compensation; and   9 1come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment     or postponement thereof.$____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/<xl]j}u[=PF0*8X> @ l    dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to Sec!Proxy Statement Pursuant to (1)Summary CompensationTABLE OF CONTENTSDIRECTOR 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 BriggsMichelle MapesPatrich SimpkinsEQUITY COMPENSATION PLANSBeneficial OwnershipFees 1 Definitions155 Governing Law155 Governing Law (1)155 Governing Law (2)!Change of Address 151 pleas (1)U } } $ } } $ } y } $ } } $ } } $ } y } $ } $                      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/03/2014?7Change of Address #151; please print new address below.    5 -1. To elect two directors to serve three-year    ?% terms that expire at the 2017  annual meeting:   For  Withhold    For  Withhold          01 - Jim Anderson ? ?02 - Wayne Hoovestol ?   ?  $____________________________1)Created by Morningstar Document Research.0(http://documentresearch.morningstar.com/,|k_SGAG*=PF0*8X> @2      l    dMbP?_*+%,&٭e2?'٭e2?(٭e2?)٭e2?",D/??!Proxy Statement Pursuant to Sec!Proxy Statement Pursuant to (1)Summary CompensationTABLE OF CONTENTSDIRECTOR 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 BriggsMichelle MapesPatrich SimpkinsEQUITY COMPENSATION PLANSBeneficial OwnershipFees 1 Definitions155 Governing Law155 Governing Law (1)155 Governing Law (2)!Change of Address 151 please prU } $} $ } I;} $ } } $ } I } $ } I } $ } $} $ } I;} $ } } $ } I } $ } I      Green Plains Inc.DEF 14A 04/03/2014?7Change of Address #151; please print new address below.          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