Pacific Ethanol 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
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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.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) On April 3, 2008, Joseph W. Hansen’s employment with Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (the “Company”) was terminated, effective immediately, in connection with a downsizing of the Company’s finance and accounting department. Mr. Hansen was the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and its principal financial and accounting officer.
(c) Not applicable.
(d) Not applicable.
(e) Not applicable.
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.