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Green Plains Partners Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results

August 1, 2018

-- Net income of $13.7 million, or $0.42 per common unit -- Quarterly cash distribution of $0.475 per unit -- Adjusted EBITDA of $16.9 million and distributable cash flow of $15.0 million -- Distribution coverage ratio of 0.97x, LTM distribution coverage ratio of 1.03x

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2018. Net income was $13.7 million, or $0.42 per common unit, for the second quarter of 2018 compared with $13.1 million, or $0.40 per common unit, for the same period in 2017. The partnership reported adjusted EBITDA of $16.9 million and distributable cash flow of $15.0 million for the second quarter of 2018, compared with adjusted EBITDA of $16.7 million and distributable cash flow of $15.3 million for the same period in 2017. Distribution coverage was 0.97x for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

“We expect our quarterly coverage ratio to improve, as Green Plains Inc. has indicated the plants will increase production in the last half of the year,” said Todd Becker, president and chief executive officer of Green Plains Partners. “Due to regulatory obstacles, there was no assurance that DKGP Energy Terminals could complete the recently announced acquisition of the two AMID terminals. We believe it is in the best interest of our unitholders to focus on other business opportunities, including the acquisition of Green Plains’ interest in the JGP Energy Partners Beaumont terminal, and no longer pursue this transaction.”

Second Quarter Highlights and Recent Developments

-- On Feb. 16, 2018, the partnership and Delek Logistics Partners LP formed DKGP Energy Terminals LLC, a 50/50 joint venture, to acquire and manage light products terminal assets in Texas and Arkansas. DKGP has since decided not to pursue the acquisition due to regulatory obstacles. -- On July 16, 2018, Green Plains Inc. appointed Martin Salinas, Jr. as an independent director of Green Plains Partners’ general partner, Green Plains Holdings LLC. He is the partnership’s third independent board member and will also serve as a member of the board’s audit and conflicts committees. -- On July 19, 2018, the board of directors of the partnership’s general partner declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.475 per unit, or approximately $15.5 million, for the second quarter of 2018. The distribution is payable on Aug. 10, 2018, to unitholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 3, 2018.

Results of OperationsConsolidated revenues increased $0.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared with the same period for 2017. Revenues generated from storage and throughput increased $1.3 million primarily due to higher production volumes at Green Plains’ ethanol plants. Trucking and other revenue increased $0.6 million primarily due to the partnership’s truck fleet expansion. These increases were partially offset by a reduction in rail transportation services revenue, which decreased $1.1 million due to lower average rates charged for the railcar volumetric capacity provided.

Operations and maintenance expenses decreased $0.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared with the same period for 2017, primarily due to lower railcar lease expense of $1.1 million, partially offset by increased wages, fuel and other expenses of $0.4 million as a result of the partnership’s truck fleet expansion, repairs and maintenance expense of $0.2 million and expenses allocated by Green Plains under the secondment agreement of $0.1 million.

General and administrative expenses increased $0.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared with the same period for 2017, primarily due to transaction costs related to the formation of the DKGP joint venture and associated membership purchase agreement to acquire AMID Refined Products. Interest expense increased $0.5 million due to costs associated with increasing the partnership’s revolving credit facility and higher interest rates.

During the second quarter of 2018, Green Plains Inc. continued to run several of its ethanol plants below capacity due to scheduled downtime and continued oversupply of domestic ethanol. Green Plains’ average utilization rate was approximately 80% of capacity, resulting in ethanol production of 296.3 million gallons compared with the contracted minimum volume commitment of 296.6 million gallons per quarter. Total storage and throughput for the second quarter of 2018 was 314.3 million gallons, which included an incremental 18.1 million gallons related to customer inventory, transload volumes and minimum volume commitment deficiency.

GREEN PLAINS PARTNERS LP SELECTED OPERATING DATA (unaudited, in million gallons) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, --------------------- --------------------- 2018 2017 % Var. 2018 2017 % Var. ----- ----- ------- ----- ----- ------- Product volumes Storage and throughput 314.3 284.5 10.5 % 612.6 605.6 1.2 % Terminal services: Affiliate 36.5 42.5 (14.1 ) 66.1 91.4 (27.7 ) Non-affiliate 30.5 35.0 (12.9 ) 62.6 60.5 3.5 ----- ----- ----- ----- 67.0 77.5 (13.5 ) 128.7 151.9 (15.3 ) Railcar capacity billed (daily average) 98.6 91.4 7.9 98.9 90.3 9.5

Liquidity and Capital ResourcesTotal liquidity as of June 30, 2018, was $106.4 million, including $0.3 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $106.1 million available under the partnership’s revolving credit facility. The balance outstanding on the partnership’s revolving credit facility was $128.9 million as of June 30, 2018.

Conference Call InformationGreen Plains Partners LP and Green Plains Inc. will host a joint conference call today, at 11 a.m. Eastern time (10 a.m. Central time), to discuss second quarter 2018 financial and operating results for each company. Domestic and international participants can access the conference call by dialing 877.711.2374 and 281.542.4862, respectively, and referencing conference ID 6849088. Participants are advised to call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Alternatively, the conference call, transcript and presentation will be accessible on Green Plains Partners’ website at http://ir.greenplainspartners.com.

Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresAdjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow are supplemental financial measures used to assess the partnership’s financial performance. Management believes adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow provide investors useful information in assessing the partnership’s financial condition and results of operations. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, plus adjustments for transaction costs related to acquisitions or financings, minimum volume commitment deficiency payments, unit-based compensation expense, net gains or losses on asset sales and the partnership’s proportional share of EBITDA adjustments of equity method investees. Distributable cash flow is defined as adjusted EBITDA less interest paid or payable, income taxes paid or payable, maintenance capital expenditures and the partnership’s proportionate share of distributable cash flow adjustments of equity method investees. Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow are not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and therefore should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to net income or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP to analyze the partnership’s results.

About Green Plains Partners LPGreen Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) is a fee-based Delaware limited partnership formed by Green Plains Inc. to provide fuel storage and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets and other related assets and businesses. For more information about Green Plains Partners, visit www.greenplainspartners.com.

About Green Plains Inc.Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a diversified commodity-processing business with operations related to ethanol production, grain handling and storage, cattle feeding, food ingredients, and commodity marketing and logistics services. The company is one of the leading producers of ethanol in the world and, through its adjacent businesses, is focused on the production of high-protein feed ingredients and export growth opportunities. Green Plains owns a 62.5% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners. For more information about Green Plains, visit www.gpreinc.com.

Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current views, which are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, anticipated financial and operating results, plans and objectives that are not historical in nature. These statements may be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “should,” “will” and similar expressions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied are discussed in Green Plains Partners’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. Green Plains Partners assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Consolidated Financial Results GREEN PLAINS PARTNERS LP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands) June 30, December 31, 2018 2017 ----------- ----------- ASSETS (unaudited) Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 268 $ 502 Accounts receivable, including from affiliates 20,201 19,974 Other current assets 1,059 1,158 - ------- - - ------- - Total current assets 21,528 21,634 Property and equipment, net 47,241 48,305 Other assets 23,422 22,329 - ------- - - ------- - Total assets $ 92,191 $ 92,268 - ------- - - ------- - LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS’ CAPITAL Current liabilities Accounts payable, including to affiliates $ 9,864 $ 7,960 Other current liabilities 7,650 8,098 - ------- - - ------- - Total current liabilities 17,514 16,058 Long-term debt 136,900 134,875 Other liabilities 4,209 4,181 - ------- - - ------- - Total liabilities 158,623 155,114 Partners’ capital (66,432 ) (62,846 ) - ------- - - ------- - Total liabilities and partners’ capital $ 92,191 $ 92,268 - ------- - - ------- -

GREEN PLAINS PARTNERS LP CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited, in thousands except per unit amounts) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, ------------------------------- -------------------------------- 2018 2017 % Var. 2018 2017 % Var. -------- - -------- - ------- -------- - -------- - -------- Revenues Affiliate $ 24,220 $ 23,514 3.0 % $ 48,477 $ 49,271 (1.6 )% Non-affiliate 1,620 1,551 4.4 3,248 3,023 7.4 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Total revenues 25,840 25,065 3.1 51,725 52,294 (1.1 ) - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Operating expenses Operations and maintenance (excluding depreciation and amortization reflected 7,893 8,284 (4.7 ) 16,303 16,815 (3.0 ) below) General and administrative 1,179 1,124 4.9 2,580 2,336 10.4 Depreciation and amortization 1,105 1,247 (11.4 ) 2,286 2,501 (8.6 ) - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Total operating expenses 10,177 10,655 (4.5 ) 21,169 21,652 (2.2 ) - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Operating income 15,663 14,410 8.7 30,556 30,642 (0.3 ) - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Other income (expense) Interest income 20 21 (4.8 ) 40 41 (2.4 ) Interest expense (1,811 ) (1,301 ) 39.2 (3,382 ) (2,529 ) 33.7 Other - - - 75 - * - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Total other expense (1,791 ) (1,280 ) 39.9 (3,267 ) (2,488 ) 31.3 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Income before income taxes and loss from equity 13,872 13,130 5.7 27,289 28,154 (3.1 ) method investees Income tax expense (33 ) (45 ) (26.7 ) (65 ) (92 ) (29.3 ) Loss from equity method investees (117 ) - * (130 ) - * - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Net income $ 13,722 $ 13,085 4.9 % $ 27,094 $ 28,062 (3.4 )% - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Net income attributable to partners’ ownership interests: General partner $ 275 $ 262 5.0 % $ 542 $ 561 (3.4 )% Limited partners – common unitholders 6,730 6,416 4.9 13,289 13,759 (3.4 ) Limited partners – subordinated unitholders 6,717 6,407 4.8 13,263 13,742 (3.5 ) Earnings per limited partner unit (basic and diluted): Common units $ 0.42 $ 0.40 5.0 % $ 0.83 $ 0.86 (3.5 )% - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Subordinated units $ 0.42 $ 0.40 5.0 % $ 0.83 $ 0.86 (3.5 )% - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Weighted average limited partner units outstanding (basic and diluted): Common units 15,922 15,910 15,922 15,910 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Subordinated units 15,890 15,890 15,890 15,890 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Supplemental Revenues Data: Storage and throughput $ 15,575 $ 14,225 9.5 % $ 30,217 $ 30,279 (0.2 )% Terminal services 2,890 2,916 (0.9 ) 5,581 6,028 (7.4 ) Railcar transportation services 6,155 7,255 (15.2 ) 13,624 14,785 (7.9 ) Trucking and other 1,220 669 82.4 2,303 1,202 91.6 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Total revenues $ 25,840 $ 25,065 3.1 % $ 51,725 $ 52,294 (1.1 )% - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - * Percentage variance not considered meaningful.

GREEN PLAINS PARTNERS LP CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited, in thousands) Six Months Ended June 30, ------------------------ 2018 2017 ----------- ----------- Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 27,094 $ 28,062 Noncash operating adjustments: Depreciation and amortization 2,286 2,501 Other 691 509 Net change in working capital 1,188 1,707 - ------- - - ------- - Net cash provided by operating activities 31,259 32,779 - ------- - - ------- - Cash flows from investing activities: Purchases of property and equipment, net (1,220 ) (1,131 ) Contributions to equity method investees (1,288 ) - Net cash used in investing activities (2,508 ) (1,131 ) - ------- - - ------- - Cash flows from financing activities: Payments of distributions (30,800 ) (28,231 ) Net proceeds (payments) - revolving credit facility 2,000 (1,100 ) Payments of loan fees (185 ) - Net cash used in financing activities (28,985 ) (29,331 ) - ------- - - ------- - Net change in cash and cash equivalents (234 ) 2,317 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 502 622 - ------- - - ------- - Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 268 $ 2,939 - ------- - - ------- -

GREEN PLAINS PARTNERS LP RECONCILIATIONS TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (unaudited, in thousands except ratios) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended LTM Ended June 30, June 30, June 30, ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------- 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018 -------- - -------- - -------- - -------- - -------- - Net income $ 13,722 $ 13,085 $ 27,094 $ 28,062 $ 57,899 Interest expense 1,811 1,301 3,382 2,529 6,255 Income tax expense 33 45 65 92 82 Depreciation and amortization 1,105 1,247 2,286 2,501 4,896 Minimum volume commitment adjustments (1) - 1,010 747 1,010 (263 ) Transaction costs 147 - 282 - 282 Unit-based compensation expense 60 60 120 119 220 Adjusted EBITDA 16,878 16,748 33,976 34,313 69,371 Interest paid or payable (1,811 ) (1,301 ) (3,382 ) (2,529 ) (6,255 ) Income taxes paid or payable (32 ) (45 ) (64 ) (92 ) (61 ) Maintenance capital expenditures - (58 ) (15 ) (164 ) (35 ) Distributable cash flow $ 15,035 $ 15,344 $ 30,515 $ 31,528 $ 63,020 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Distributions declared (2) $ 15,503 $ 14,608 $ 30,996 $ 28,886 $ 61,234 - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - - ------ - Coverage ratio 0.97 x 1.05 x 0.98 x 1.09 x 1.03 x (1) Adjustments related to the storage and throughput quarterly minimum volume commitments. (2) Represents distributions declared for the applicable period and paid in the subsequent quarter.

Contact: Jim Stark | Vice President, Investor & Media Relations | 402.884.8700 | jim.stark@gpreinc.com

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