8-K 1 ea140070-8k_altoingre.htm CURRENT REPORT



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): April 23, 2021


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1300 South Second Street
Pekin, Illinois



(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   ALTO   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Capital Market)


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Item 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 23, 2021, Pacific Ethanol Madera LLC (“PE Madera”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alto Ingredients, Inc. (the “Company”), and the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement dated as of April 23, 2021 (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) by and between Seaboard Energy California, LLC (the “Purchaser”), PE Madera and, for purposes of Article IV and Article IX of the Asset Purchase Agreement, the Company, to sell certain properties and assets located in Madera County, California, including rail infrastructure, an ethanol plant, a solar field and station, a feed mill (collectively, the “Site”) and other tangible and intangible assets used in connection with the operations on the Site to the Purchaser, for total consideration of $28.3 million, comprised of $19.5 million in cash and $8.8 million in assumption of liabilities, subject to certain closing adjustments (the “Transaction”).

The Transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions for transactions of this type. There can be no assurance that the Transaction will be consummated.

The Asset Purchase Agreement also contains customary representations, warranties and covenants, and other terms and conditions.





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: April 29, 2021 ALTO INGREDIENTS, INC.
    Christopher W. Wright,
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary