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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
      
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 11, 2021
DARLING INGREDIENTS INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Delaware001-1332336-2495346
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
            5601 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 75038                    
                (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 717-0300                

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock $0.01 par value per shareDARNew York Stock Exchange(“NYSE”)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

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Item 2.02.    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

    On May 11, 2021, Darling Ingredients Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing financial results for the first quarter ended April 3, 2021. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

    The Company will hold a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 to discuss these financial results. The Company will have a slide presentation available to augment management's formal presentation, which will be accessible via the investor relations section of the Company's website. A copy of this slide presentation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

    The Company is making reference to non-GAAP financial measures in both the press release and the conference call. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures is contained in the attached press release.

The information in this Item 2.02, including the exhibits attached hereto, shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits. 

(d)           Exhibits.
99.1 
99.2 
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within Inline XBRL document)
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SIGNATURES

    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 INGREDIENTS INC. 
    
Date:  May 11, 2021By:/s/ John F. Sterling 
  John F. Sterling 
  Executive Vice President,
General Counsel
 

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