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On September 9, 2011, we repurchased 3.5 million shares of common stock at a price of $8.00 per share from a subsidiary
of NTR plc, which is a principal shareholder. We do not have a share repurchase program and do not intend to retire the
repurchased shares.
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities
None.
Equity Compensation Plans
Refer to Part III, Item 12, contained herein, for information regarding shares authorized for issuance under equity
compensation plans.
Performance Graph
The following line-graph compares our cumulative stockholder return on an indexed basis with the NASDAQ Composite
Index (IXIC) and the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2007, for
the 13-month period ended December 31, 2008, and for the years ended December 31, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The graph
assumes that the value of the investment in our common stock and each index was $100 at November 30, 2006, and that all
dividends were reinvested.
11/06
11/07
12/08
12/09
12/10
12/11
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.
100.00 $
36.09 $
6.64 $
53.66 $
40.64 $
35.22 $
NASDAQ Composite
100.00 $
110.40 $
65.47 $
94.93 $
111.79 $
110.50 $
NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy
100.00 $
179.32 $
71.67 $
106.31 $
109.08 $
60.73 $
$0
$20
$40
$60
$80
$100
$120
$140
$160
$180
$200
11/30/06
11/30/07
12/31/08
12/31/09
12/31/10
12/31/11
COMPARISON OF 5 YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*
Among Green Plains Renewable Energy, the NASDAQ Composite Index,
and the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index
Green Plains Renewable Energy
NASDAQ Composite
NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy
*$100 invested on 11/30/06 in stock or index, including reinvestment of dividends.
Fiscal year ending December 31.