Darling International Inc. Announces the Purchase of a River Terminal and Storage Facility Located in Muscatine, Iowa

  Darling International Inc. Announces the Purchase of a River Terminal and
                 Storage Facility Located in Muscatine, Iowa

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 18, 2012

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc.
(NYSE: DAR)  today announced that it has completed the purchase of a river
terminal and storage facility located on the Mississippi River in Muscatine,
Iowa from CK Processing Company and River Terminal Corporation. Specific terms
of the transaction were not disclosed.

Darling International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stuewe
said, "The river terminal and storage facility will provide us the opportunity
for future growth along with providing logistical support for our Midwest
facilities to supply feedstock to our Diamond Green Diesel JV in Norco, LA."

Financial Advisory Partners, LLC acted as financial advisors to CK Processing
Company and River Terminal Corporation in the transaction.

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

{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, 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, 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; risks relating to possible third party claims on
intellectual property infringement; 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

SOURCE Darling International Inc.

Website: http://www.darlingii.com
Contact: Melissa A. Gaither, Director Investor Relations or Brad Phillips,
Treasurer, +1-972-717-0300
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