As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2016
Registration No. 333-206718
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Post-Effective Amendment No. 1
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)
Chief Executive Officer and President
1535 Rancho Conejo Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
(Name, Address, and Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent for Service)
Jonathan A. Van Horn
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
50 S. Sixth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: Not Applicable. Removal from registration of securities that were not sold pursuant to the above referenced registration statement.
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DEREGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
This Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 relates to the Registration Statement, No. 333-206718 (the Registration Statement), originally filed by Ceres, Inc. on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 1, 2015 (as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed on September 29, 2015, Amendment No. 2 filed on November 25, 2015 and Amendment No. 3 filed on December 11, 2015). The Company is filing this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement to deregister any and all securities that remain unsold under the Registration Statement.
On August 1, 2016, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 16, 2016, by and among the Company, Land OLakes, Inc., a cooperative corporation incorporated under the laws of Minnesota (Parent), and Roman Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (Merger Sub), Merger Sub merged with and into the Company (the Merger), with the Company surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent.
As a result of the Merger, any offering pursuant to the Registration Statement have been terminated. In accordance with undertakings made by the Company in the Registration Statement to remove from registration, by means of a post-effective amendment, any of the securities which remain unsold at the termination of the offering, the Company hereby removes from registration the securities of the Company registered but unsold under the Registration Statement.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Thousand Oaks, State of California on the 3rd day of August, 2016.
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and President|
Note: No other person is required to sign this Post-Effective Amendment in reliance upon Rule 478 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.