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): May 18, 2021
Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction(Commission(IRS Employer
of incorporation)File Number)Identification No.)
416 South Bell AvenueAmesIowa50010
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (515239-8000
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Common Stock, par value $.0001 per shareREGI The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. 2021 Stock Incentive Plan

On May 18, 2021, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) at which the Company’s stockholders (the “Stockholders”) approved the Renewable Energy Group, Inc. 2021 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan became effective as of the date of such Stockholder approval.

The material features of the Plan are described in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed on April 5, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”) in the section entitled “Proposal 4 — Approval of Renewable Energy Group 2021 Stock Incentive Plan,” which is incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 99.1 Such description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Retirement of Michael Scharf

As disclosed in the Proxy Statement, Mr. Scharf did not stand for re-election and retired on May 18, 2021, when his term expired at the Annual Meeting.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At the Annual Meeting, a total of 37,459,917 shares of the Company's Common Stock were present in person or by proxy, representing 82.71% of the total number of shares outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and a quorum for all matters before the Stockholders as required by the Company's Amended and Restated Bylaws.

The number of votes cast for and against, as well as abstention votes and broker non-votes, as applicable, with respect to each proposal presented at the Annual Meeting was as follows:

Proposal No. 1 - Election of Directors

The Stockholders elected three directors to the Company's Board of Directors, each for a three-year term as follows:

James C. Borel32,067,1451,710,52821,0933,661,151
Cynthia J. Warner33,365,776417,37215,6183,661,151
Walter Berger33,519,493256,68522,5883,661,151

Proposal No. 2 - "Say-On-Pay" Advisory Vote on the Executive Compensation

The Stockholders approved, on an advisory, non-binding basis, the compensation paid to the Company's named executive officers as follows:


Proposal No. 3 - Ratification of the Appointment of Our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2021

The Stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021 as follows:


Proposal No. 4 - Approval of the Renewable Energy Group 2021 Stock Incentive Plan

The Stockholders approved the Plan as follows:


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits
10.1    2021 Stock Incentive Plan.
10.2    Form of Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement.
10.3    Form of Performance Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement.
99.1    The section entitled "Proposal 4 - Approval of Renewable Energy Group 2021 Stock Incentive Plan", of the Company's definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed by the Company on April 5, 2021 is incorporated herein by reference.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

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: May 19, 2021
By:/s/ R. Craig Bealmear
      R. Craig Bealmear
      Chief Financial Officer