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Green Plains Completes Acquisition of Two Ethanol Plants

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:GPRE) today announced that it completed the previously-announced acquisition of two ethanol plants, located in Wood River, NE and Fairmont, MN, from Ethanol Holding Company, LLC, an entity composed of the predecessor owners' lender group. The acquisition increases Green Plains' production capacity to over one billion gallons of ethanol per year.

"Our team worked to quickly complete this acquisition and will now move to integrate these two plants into our platform as seamlessly as possible," stated Todd Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We will also continue to execute on our strategy to expand and diversify our business and to build long-term shareholder value."

About Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:GPRE), which is North America's fourth largest ethanol producer, markets and distributes more than one billion gallons of ethanol annually. Green Plains owns and operates grain storage assets in the corn belt and biofuel terminals in the southern U.S. Green Plains is a joint venture partner in BioProcess Algae LLC, which was formed to commercialize advanced photo-bioreactor technologies for growing and harvesting algal biomass.

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CONTACT: Jim Stark, Vice President - Investor and Media Relations, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (402) 884-8700

Source:Green Plains Renewable Energy