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): December 13, 2017
Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
416 South Bell Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (515) 239-8000
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 13, 2017, the Company's board of directors authorized a repurchase program of up to $75.0 million of the Company's 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2019, 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2036, and/or shares of common stock. Under the program, REG may repurchase Convertible Senior Notes or shares from time to time in open market or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise.
The program is open-ended and the timing and amount of repurchase transactions will be determined by the Company's management based on its evaluation of market conditions, market prices, legal requirements and other factors. The program may be suspended, modified or discontinued at any time without prior notice.
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.
Dated: December 14, 2017
RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP, INC.
/s/ Chad Stone
Chief Financial Officer