Darling International Inc. Completes Terra Renewal Services, Inc. Acquisition

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Terra Renewal Services, Inc., a leading provider of essential environmental services focused on the collection, hauling, reprocessing, and recycling of waste cooking oil and disposal of non-hazardous, liquid and semi-solid waste streams from the food processing industry with operations in over 24 states.  The purchase price for the transaction was approximately $120 million in cash with an EBITDA of approximately $22.0 million per year.

Darling International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stuewe said, "Adding Terra Renewal Services, Inc. and its employees to the Darling family is a natural fit.  The grease collection business will transition smoothly into our existing footprint and the industrial residuals business adds a new line of service for our rendering raw material suppliers."

Darling International Inc. is the largest and only publicly traded provider of rendering and bakery residuals recycling solutions to the nation's food industry. The Company recycles beef, poultry and pork by-product streams into useable ingredients such as tallow, feed-grade fats, meat and bone meal, poultry meal and hides.  The Company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients.  These products are primarily sold to agricultural, pet food, leather, oleo-chemical and biodiesel manufacturers around the world.  In addition, the Company provides grease trap collection services and sells used cooking oil collection equipment to restaurants. For additional information, visit the Company's website at http://www.darlingii.com.



{This media release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business operations and prospects of Darling International and industry factors affecting it. These statements are identified by words such as "may," "will,"  " begin," " look forward," "expect," "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "should," "potential," "estimate," "continue," "momentum" and other words referring to events to occur in the future. These statements reflect Darling International's current view of future events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and uncertainties beyond its control, including risks associated with closing its acquisition of the Rothsay business unit of Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., disturbances in world financial, credit, commodities, stock markets and climatic conditions; unanticipated changes in national and international regulations affecting the Company's products; a decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending;  the general performance of the U.S. and global economies;  global demands for bio-fuels and grain and oilseed commodities, which have exhibited volatility, and can impact the cost of feed for cattle, hogs, and poultry, thus affecting available rendering feedstock; risks associated with the renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana owned and operated by a joint venture between Darling International and Valero Energy Corporation, including possible unanticipated operating disruptions; risks relating to possible third party claims on intellectual property infringement; economic disruptions resulting from the European debt crisis; and continued or escalated conflict in the Middle East, each of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Other risks and uncertainties regarding Darling International, its business and the industry in which it operates are referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Darling International is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.}







For More Information, contact:




Melissa A. Gaither, Director Investor Relations

251 O'Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite 300




Irving, Texas 75038




Phone: 972-717-0300

SOURCE Darling International Inc.

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