Attached files

file filename
EX-10.1 - AGREEMENT - Pacific Ethanol, Inc.paceth_8k-ex1001.htm


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)
November 29, 2011
 
 
PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
000-21467
(Commission File Number)
41-2170618
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2060
Sacramento, California
95814
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(916) 403-2123
 
 
 
 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 

 
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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

o      Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

o      Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

o      Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 
 



 
 

 

 
Item 1.01.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
 
On November 29, 2011, Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Units in New PE Holdco LLC (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Pacific Ethanol Equity Holdings LLC under which the Company purchased 69.25 units of New PE Holdco LLC for an aggregate purchase price of $4,501,250 in cash.  The 69.25 units represent approximately 7% of the total outstanding membership interests of New PE Holdco LLC, bringing the Company’s aggregate ownership interest in New PE Holdco LLC to approximately 27%.
 
The foregoing description of the Purchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Purchase Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
 
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(a)           Financial statements of businesses acquired.
 
Not applicable.
 
(b)           Pro forma financial information.
 
Not applicable.
 
(c)           Shell company transactions.
 
Not applicable.
 
(d)           Exhibits.
 
Number
 
Description
10.1
Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Units in New PE Holdco LLC dated as of November 29, 2011 between Pacific Ethanol, Inc. and Pacific Ethanol Equity Holdings LLC
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
SIGNATURE

 
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:  December 2, 2011
PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC.
   
 
By: /S/ CHRISTOPHER W. WRIGHT
 
Christopher W. Wright
 
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
EXHIBITS FILED WITH THIS REPORT

 
Number
Description
10.1
Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Units in New PE Holdco LLC dated as of November 29, 2011 between Pacific Ethanol, Inc. and Pacific Ethanol Equity Holdings LLC