SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Candlewood Investment Group, LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
555 THEODORE FREMD AVE., SUITE C-303

(Street)
RYE NY 10580

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Pacific Ethanol, Inc. [ PEIX ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/11/2016
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 02/11/2016 P 23,232 A $2.9428(1) 5,784,838 I See footnote(2)
Common Stock 02/11/2016 P 3,168 A $2.9428(1) 900,177 I See footnote(2)
Common Stock 3,126,184 I See footnote(2)
Common Stock 77,293 I See footnote(2)
Common Stock 48,153 I See footnote(3)
Common Stock 192,612 I See footnote(3)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Candlewood Investment Group, LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
555 THEODORE FREMD AVE., SUITE C-303

(Street)
RYE NY 10580

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Candlewood Special Situations General, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
555 THEODORE FREMD AVE., SUITE C-303

(Street)
RYE NY 10580

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Candlewood Investment Group General, LLC

(Last) (First) (Middle)
555 THEODORE FREMD AVE., SUITE C-303

(Street)
RYE NY 10580

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. This transaction was executed in multiple trades at prices ranging from $2.885 to $2.99. The price reported above reflects the weighted average sale price. Detailed information regarding the number of shares transacted at each separate price will be provided upon request by the Commission staff, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer.
2. The securities are directly held by private investment funds for which (i) Candlewood Investment Group, LP (the "Investment Manager") serves as the investment manager and (ii) Candlewood Special Situations General, LLC (the "Fund GP") serves as the general partner. Candlewood Investment Group General, LLC (the "Manager GP") serves as the general partner of the Investment Manager. Each of the Investment Manager, the Fund GP and the Manager GP disclaims pecuniary interest in the reported securities except to the extent of its economic interest.
3. The securities are directly held by private investment funds for which the Investment Manager controls the investment manager advising such funds. The Manager GP serves as the general partner of the Investment Manager. Each of the Investment Manager and the Manager GP disclaims pecuniary interest in the reported securities except to the extent of its economic interest.
Remarks:
/s/ Candlewood Investment Group, LP, by Janet Miller, its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel 02/16/2016
/s/ Candlewood Special Situations General, LLC, by Michael Lau, its Class A Member 02/16/2016
/s/ Candlewood Investment Group General, LLC, by Michael Lau, its Manager 02/16/2016
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