Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): May 9, 2018  

Green Plains Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
1811 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68106
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

(402) 884-8700
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company [    ]


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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The company held its 2018 annual meeting of shareholders on May 9, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska. All matters voted on were approved. The numbers of shares cast for, against or withheld are as follows:

 1.Proposal to elect four directors, each to serve three-year terms that expire at the 2021 annual meeting.

Nominee Name                 For                   Withheld
Todd Becker 31,943,555 408,595
Thomas Manuel 31,884,003 468,147
Brian Peterson 28,334,746 4,017,404
Alain Treuer 31,688,416 663,734

There were 8,574,204 broker non-votes with respect to this matter.

 2.Proposal to cast an advisory vote to approve the company’s executive compensation.

For                   Against                 Abstain
31,510,101 645,401 196,648

There were 8,574,204 broker non-votes with respect to this matter.

No other matters were voted on at the annual meeting.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On May 9, 2018, Green Plains Inc. announced that its board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend will be payable on June 15, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 25, 2018.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

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

Number     Description
99.1 Press release, dated May 9, 2018


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.

 Green Plains Inc.
Date: May 9, 2018By: /s/ John W. Neppl        
  John W. Neppl
  Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)