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Darling International Inc. Announces Acquisition Of Grease Recovery And Trap Collection Business

IRVING, Texas, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of RVO BioPur, LLC.  Headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut, RVO BioPur provides used cooking oil collection and grease trap services to restaurants and food service establishments in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Northern New York City. 

Darling International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stuewe said, "We are pleased to add BioPur to our portfolio. BioPur strengthens our existing East coast operations and expands our reach into the New England area."

Darling International Inc. is the largest and only publicly traded provider of rendering and bakery waste recycling solutions to the nation's food industry. The company recycles beef, pork and poultry waste 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 waste into valuable feed and fuel ingredients.  These products are primarily sold to agricultural, pet food, leather, oleo-chemical and bio-diesel 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 web site at http://www.darlingii.com.

{This media release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business operations and prospects of Darling 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'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 disturbances in world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets; 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, including future expenditure, relating to Darling's joint venture with Valero Energy Corporation to construct and complete a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana and possible difficulties completing and obtaining operational viability with the plant; economic disruptions resulting from 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, 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 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: 

251 O'Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite 300

John O. Muse, Executive Vice President of 

Irving, TX 75038

Finance and Administration, or  

Phone: 972-717-0300

Brad Phillips, Treasurer or


Melissa A. Gaither, Director Investor Relations


SOURCE Darling International Inc.



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