Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
May 25, 2021
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
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                

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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.

On May 25, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Darling Ingredients Inc. (the “Company”) elected Enderson Guimaraes to the Board and appointed him as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee, effective immediately. In connection with Mr. Guimaraes’ election to the Board, the size of the Board was increased to ten members. The Board has determined that Mr. Guimaraes is an independent director under the applicable New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines.

In connection with his service as a director, Mr. Guimaraes will receive the Company’s standard non-employee director compensation, which currently consists of an annual retainer equal to $95,000, paid in quarterly installments, and an annual grant of $135,000 in value of restricted stock units, with Mr. Guimaraes to receive a prorated amount of such grant, with the number of restricted stock units granted to be based on the closing price of our common stock on the date of his appointment to the Board. In addition, the Company will enter into its standard form of Indemnification Agreement for directors and executive officers with Mr. Guimaraes, which was filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 25, 2008, and is incorporated herein by reference.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Guimaraes and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director, nor are there any transactions in which Mr. Guimaraes has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Guimaraes’ election to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits. 

(d)           Exhibits.
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    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.

Date:  May 26, 2021By:/s/ John F. Sterling 
  John F. Sterling 
  Executive Vice President,
General Counsel