We are an agricultural biotechnology company that develops and markets seeds to produce crops for bioenergy and other markets that utilize plant biomass. We use a combination of advanced plant breeding, biotechnology and bioinformatics to develop seed products that we believe address the limitations of first-generation bioenergy feedstocks, such as corn and sugarcane. These technology platforms, which can increase crop productivity, improve quality, reduce crop inputs and improve cultivation on marginal land, have broad application across multiple crops, including food, feed, fiber and fuel crops.
You should have received a letter from Ceres with instructions to return your old stock certificates to the company. If you did not receive the letter, please contact Ceres. Upon receipt of your old stock certificates, the transfer agent will issue either new stock certificates or open a direct registration account for you if you prefer to hold your shares in book entry form.
Our 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders has been scheduled for March 12, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, at the Hyatt WestlakePlaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA 91361.
The company observes a closed communications, or “quiet period,” beginning 15 days prior to the release of each of its quarterly and year-end financial results and ending immediately following the company’s public release of such results. During these times, the company will refrain from individual meetings or calls with analysts, stockholders or potential investors. At the discretion of Ceres, the company or its representative may respond to questions related to publicly available information.