UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
        
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FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 31, 2017

ALON USA ENERGY, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
001-32567
(Commission
File Number)
74-2966572
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

12700 Park Central Dr., Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75251
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (972) 367-3600
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 31, 2017, Alon USA Energy, Inc. (“Alon”) and Delek US Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Delek”) issued a joint press release announcing that, in connection with the proposed merger transaction between Alon and Delek, the registration statement on Form S-4 has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and that each of Alon and Delek has filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC for the special meeting of their respective stockholders to vote on the previously announced merger transactions.

The press release is being furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits.
Exhibit Number
 
Description
99.1
 
Joint Press Release dated May 31, 2017.







SIGNATURE

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.
                                    
 
 
ALON USA ENERGY, INC.
Date:
May 31, 2017
By:  
/s/ James Ranspot
 
 
 
James Ranspot
 
 
 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary











INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit Number
 
Description
99.1
 
Joint Press Release dated May 31, 2017.