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GPRE Green Plains

Filed: 24 Feb 21, 4:09pm

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

February 24, 2021

GREEN PLAINS INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Iowa

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-32924

84-1652107

(Commission file number)

(IRS employer identification no.)

 

 

1811 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, Nebraska

68106

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip code)

(402) 884-8700

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

GPRE

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.


Item 8.01. Other Events.

On February 24, 2021, Green Plains Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $150.0 million of common stock and $150.0 million of convertible senior notes due 2027 (the “Notes”) in separate concurrent underwritten public offerings registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% aggregate of both the common stock as well as the principal amount of notes, solely to cover over-allotments.

The Notes will be senior, unsecured obligations of the Company and are convertible, when certain conditions are met, into cash, shares of the Company’s common stock or a combination of cash and common stock, at the Company’s election. The interest rate, conversion rate, offering price and other terms are to be determined at the time of pricing of the offering.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed as part of this report.

Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit

99.1

Press Release, dated February 24, 2021.

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within Inline XBRL document)



SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: February 24, 2021

Green Plains Inc.

By: /s/ G. Patrich Simpkins Jr. .

G. Patrich Simpkins Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)