SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
January 14, 2014
DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
251 O’CONNOR RIDGE BLVD., SUITE 300, IRVING, TEXAS
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
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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.
For the past several years, base salary and annual and long-term incentive awards for the executive officers of Darling International Inc. (the “Company”) have been provided consistent with the 2011 Amended and Restated Executive Compensation Program Policy Statement (the “Policy”) adopted by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Committee”). The annual and long-term incentive awards described in the Policy have been granted under the Company’s applicable stockholder-approved omnibus incentive plan, currently the 2012 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). As a result of the recent acquisition of the VION Ingredients business as described in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed January 8, 2014, in order to provide the Committee with greater flexibility in designing incentive compensation programs that better reflect the Company’s size, global operations and business strategies, the Committee has determined that the Policy will no longer apply. Annual and long-term incentive compensation awards for executive officers will be determined by the Committee from time to time under the terms of the Plan (or any successor plan).
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.
DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC.
Date: January 21, 2014
/s/ John F. Sterling
John F. Sterling
Executive Vice President and