Washington, D. C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 31, 2019

MGP Ingredients, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

Cray Business Plaza
100 Commercial Street
Box 130
Atchison, Kansas 66002
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(913) 367-1480
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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

On January 31, 2019, Lynn Jenkins was elected to the Board of Directors of the Company at a Special Meeting of the Preferred Stockholders of the Company. Ms. Jenkins' election filled a vacancy on the Board.

Ms. Jenkins, 55, represented Kansas' 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 until her retirement at the end of her term in 2019.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Jenkins and any other person pursuant to which she was selected as a director. There are also no family relationships between Ms. Jenkins and any director or executive officer of the Company, and she has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

A Special Meeting of the Preferred Stockholders of the Company (the "Special Meeting") was held on January 31, 2019, in Atchison, Kansas. At the Special Meeting, the holders of 297 shares of the Company’s Preferred Stock were represented in person or by proxy, constituting a quorum. The election of Lynn Jenkins as a Group B director was submitted to a vote. All 297 shares of Preferred Stock represented at the meeting voted in favor of her election for a term ending at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.


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.

                        MGP INGREDIENTS, INC.

Date: February 5, 2019                By: /s/ Thomas J. Lynn                
Thomas J. Lynn, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary