Pacific Ethanol to Release Second Quarter 2013 Results

Pacific Ethanol to Release Second Quarter 2013 Results

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PEIX), the leading marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels
in the Western United States, announced it will release its second quarter
2013 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
Management will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 11:00 a.m.
Eastern Time on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Neil Koehler, Chief Executive
Officer, and Bryon McGregor, Chief Financial Officer, will deliver prepared
remarks via webcast followed by a question and answer session.

The webcast for the call can be accessed from Pacific Ethanol's website at
www.pacificethanol.net. Alternatively, you may dial the following number up to
ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time: (877) 847-6066.
International callers should dial 00-1-(970) 315-0267. The pass code will be
20876091#. If you are unable to participate on the live call, the webcast will
be archived for replay on Pacific Ethanol's website for one year. In addition,
a telephonic replay will be available at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday,
July 25, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, August 1, 2013. To
access the replay, please dial (855) 859-2056. International callers should
dial 00-1-(404) 537-3406. The pass code will be 20876091#.

About Pacific Ethanol, Inc.

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Nasdaq:PEIX) is the leading marketer and producer of
low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. Pacific Ethanol also
sells co-products, including wet distillers grain ("WDG"), a nutritious animal
feed. Serving integrated oil companies and gasoline marketers who blend
ethanol into gasoline, Pacific Ethanol provides transportation, storage and
delivery of ethanol through third-party service providers in the Western
United States, primarily in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon,
Colorado, Idaho and Washington. Pacific Ethanol has an 85% ownership interest
in New PE Holdco LLC, the owner of four ethanol production facilities. Pacific
Ethanol operates and manages the four ethanol production facilities, which
have a combined annual production capacity of 200 million gallons. The
facilities in operation are located in Boardman, Oregon, Burley, Idaho and
Stockton, California, and one idled facility is located in Madera, California.
The facilities are near their respective fuel and feed customers, offering
significant timing, transportation cost and logistical advantages. Pacific
Ethanol's subsidiary, Kinergy Marketing LLC, markets ethanol from Pacific
Ethanol's managed plants and from other third-party production facilities, and
another subsidiary, Pacific Ag. Products, LLC, markets WDG. For more
information please visit www.pacificethanol.net.

CONTACT: Company IR Contact:
         Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
         916-403-2755
         866-508-4969
         Investorrelations@pacificethanol.net
        
         IR Agency Contact:
         Becky Herrick
         LHA
         415-433-3777
        
         Media Contact:
         Paul Koehler
         Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
         916-403-2790
         paulk@pacificethanol.net

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