SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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):||September 30, 2020|
PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|of Incorporation)||Identification No.)|
Capitol Mall, Suite 2060
|(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)
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 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ☐
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On September 30, 2020, Neil M. Koehler, the Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (the “Company”) retired from the Company as previously planned, and no longer serves as Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Koehler will continue to serve on the Company’s board of directors until the Company’s upcoming annual meeting of stockholders scheduled to be held on November 18, 2020.
On September 30, 2020, with Mr. Koehler’s retirement, Michael D. Kandris, who was previously the Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company, became the sole President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Kandris also continues to serve as the Chief Operating Officer and as a director of the Company.
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: October 2, 2020||PACIFIC ETHANOL, INC.|
|By:||/S/ CHRISTOPHER W. WRIGHT|
|Christopher W. Wright,|
|Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary|