Washington, D.C. 20549



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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):                          June 20, 2019                             
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2060

                   Sacramento, California                   

(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)


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


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   PEIX  

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

(Nasdaq Capital Market)


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Item 8.01.Other Events.

The board of directors of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (the “Company”) has established November 7, 2019 as the date of the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The Annual Meeting date represents a change of more than 30 days from the anniversary of the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders. Accordingly, pursuant to Rule 14a-5(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), the Company is hereby informing stockholders of such change.

The deadline for the receipt of any stockholder proposals to be properly brought before the Annual Meeting is September 23, 2019. Proposals submitted pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act must comply with the requirements set forth in Rule 14a-8 and must be received by the Corporate Secretary at the Company’s headquarters located at 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2060, Sacramento, California 95814 on or prior to July 19, 2019. Any proposal submitted after the above deadlines will not be considered timely and will be excluded from consideration at the Annual Meeting.

The time and location of the Annual Meeting will be as set forth in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting.






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: June 20, 2019




Christopher W. Wright


Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary