Pacific Ethanol Inc. and Pacific Ethanol Pekin LLC Reach Agreements in Principle to Enter into Long-Term Amendments with Lenders

12/17/2019, 1:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels and high-quality alcohol products in the United States, reported it has reached agreements in principle for long-term amendments with its lenders and has secured short-term extensions to allow time for the Company, its senior secured lenders and Pacific Ethanol Pekin LLC’s term lenders to prepare documentation implementing the agreements.

Neil Koehler, Pacific Ethanol’s president and CEO, stated, “We are working constructively with all our lenders to conclude agreements that will support the company as we continue to implement our strategic plan. We are working diligently to finish the documentation and look forward to sharing the terms of these amendments.”

About Pacific Ethanol, Inc. 

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) is a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels and high-quality alcohol products in the United States. Pacific Ethanol owns and operates nine production facilities, four in the Western states of California, Oregon and Idaho, and five in the Midwestern states of Illinois and Nebraska. The plants have a combined production capacity of 605 million gallons per year, produce over one million tons per year of ethanol co-products – on a dry matter basis – such as wet and dry distillers grains, wet and dry corn gluten feed, condensed distillers solubles, corn gluten meal, corn germ, corn oil, distillers yeast and CO2. Pacific Ethanol markets and distributes fuel-grade ethanol, high-quality alcohol products and co-products domestically and internationally. Pacific Ethanol’s subsidiary, Kinergy Marketing LLC, markets all ethanol and alcohol products for Pacific Ethanol’s plants as well as for third parties, approaching one billion gallons of ethanol marketed annually based on historical volumes. Pacific Ethanol’s subsidiary, Pacific Ag. Products LLC, markets wet and dry distillers grains. For more information please visit www.pacificethanol.com

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Statements and information contained in this communication that refer to or include Pacific Ethanol’s estimated or anticipated future results or other non-historical expressions of fact are forward-looking statements that reflect Pacific Ethanol’s current perspective of existing trends and information as of the date of the communication. Forward looking statements generally will be accompanied by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “could,” “should,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “will,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning Pacific Ethanol’s anticipated amendments to its loan documents and Pacific Ethanol’s other plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. It is important to note that Pacific Ethanol’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions are not predictions of actual performance. Actual results may differ materially from Pacific Ethanol’s current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Pacific Ethanol. These factors include, among others, adverse economic and market conditions, including for ethanol and its co-products and high-quality alcohols; and the ability of Pacific Ethanol to timely and successfully close on its anticipated amendments to its loan documents. These factors also include other events, factors and risks previously and from time to time disclosed in Pacific Ethanol’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, specifically, those factors set forth in the “Risk Factors” section contained in Pacific Ethanol’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 12, 2019.

Company IR Contact: IR Agency Contact: Media Contact: 
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Moriah Shilton Paul Koehler 
916-403-2755 LHA Pacific Ethanol, Inc. 
Investorrelations@pacificethanol.com 415-433-3777 916-403-2790 
 paulk@pacificethanol.com 

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