RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

 

                                       OF

 

                           DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

     Darling  International Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the

laws of the State of Delaware (the "Corporation"), hereby certifies as follows:

 

     1.  The name of the  Corporation  is  Darling  International  Inc.  Darling

International Inc. was originally incorporated as Darling & Company of Delaware,

Inc. and the original  Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation was filed

with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on December 13, 1962.

 

     2.  Pursuant to Sections  242 and 245 of the Delaware  General  Corporation

Law, this Restated  Certificate  of  Incorporation  restates and  integrates and

further  amends the  provisions  of the  Certificate  of  Incorporation  of this

Corporation.

 

     3. The text of the Restated  Certificate  of  Incorporation  as  heretofore

amended or  supplemented  is hereby  restated and further amended to read in its

entirety as follows:

 

                                  ARTICLE ONE

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     The name of the Corporation is Darling International Inc.

 

                                  ARTICLE TWO

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     The address of the Corporation's registered office in the State of Delaware

is Corporate Center,  1209 Orange Street,  in the City of Wilmington,  County of

New Castle.  The name registered agent at such address is The Corporation  Trust

Company.

 

                                 ARTICLE THREE

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     The nature of the  business or purpose to be  conducted  or promoted by the

Corporation  is to engage in any lawful act or activity  for which  corporations

may be organized under the Delaware General Corporation Law.

 

 

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                                  ARTICLE FOUR

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     The aggregate  number of shares of capital stock that the Corporation  will

have  authority  to issue is ten million  (10,000,000)  shares of common  stock,

having a par value of $0.01 per share (the "Common Stock").

 

     Each share of Common  Stock  shall be entitled to one vote upon all matters

presented to  stockholders  and shall have  identical  rights and  privileges in

every other respect.  Election of directors may occur by written  consent of the

stockholders without a meeting in accordance with the Corporation's Bylaws.

 

                                  ARTICLE FIVE

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     The Corporation is to have perpetual existence.

 

                                  ARTICLE SIX

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     The Board of Directors  may exercise all such powers and do all such lawful

acts and things on behalf of the  Corporation as are not by statute,  the Bylaws

or this  Restated  Certificate  of  Incorporation  directed  or  required  to be

exercised and done by the stockholders.

 

                                 ARTICLE SEVEN

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     The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or be under

the  direction  of the Board of Directors  which shall  consist of not less than

five  nor more  than  eleven  directors,  the  exact  number  of which  shall be

determined in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation.

 

                                 ARTICLE EIGHT

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     The power, to alter, amend or repeal the Corporation's Bylaws, and to adopt

new Bylaws,  is hereby vested in the Board of Directors;  subject,  however,  to

repeal or change by the  stockholders  of the  Corporation  consistent  with the

provisions of this Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as may be amended from

time to time.

 

                                  ARTICLE NINE

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     Special  meetings of the stockholders of the Corporation for any purpose or

purposes  may be  called  at any  time by the  Board  of  Directors,  the  chief

executive officer, the president or the holders of at least ten percent (10%) of

the Corporation's outstanding shares of capital stock.

 

 

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                                  ARTICLE TEN

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     No director  (including any advisory  director) of the Corporation shall be

liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of

fiduciary  duty as a director,  except for  liability  (i) for any breach of the

director's duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts

or omissions  not in good faith or which  involve  intentional  misconduct  or a

knowing  violation  of law,  (iii)  under  Section 174 of the  Delaware  General

Corporation  Law, or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an

improper personal benefit.

 

                                 ARTICLE ELEVEN

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     1. The  Corporation  shall indemnify any person who was or is a party or is

threatened to be made a party to any threatened,  pending,  or completed action,

suit or proceedings, whether civil, criminal,  administrative,  or investigative

by reason of the fact that he is or was a director,  officer,  employee or agent

of the Corporation,  or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a

director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation,  partnership, joint

venture,  trust or other  enterprise,  against  expenses  (including  attorneys'

fees),  judgments,  fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably

incurred  by him in  connection  with such  action,  suit or  proceeding  to the

fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law as amended from

time to time.

 

     2. Expenses (including  attorneys' fees) incurred by an officer or director

in defending or settling any civil,  criminal,  administrative  or investigative

action,  suit or proceeding  shall be paid by the  Corporation in advance of the

final  disposition  of  such  action,  suit or  proceeding  upon  receipt  of an

undertaking  by or on behalf of such director or officer to repay such amount if

it shall  ultimately be determined  that he is not entitled to be indemnified by

the Corporation as authorized in this Article Eleven.  Such expenses  (including

attorneys' fees) incurred by other employees and agents may be so paid upon such

terms and conditions, if any, as the Board of Directors deems appropriate.

 

     3. The  indemnification and advancement of expenses provided by, or granted

pursuant  to, the other  sections  of this  Article  Eleven  shall not be deemed

exclusive  of any  other  rights  to  which  those  seeking  indemnification  or

advancement  of expenses  may be entitled  under any Bylaw,  agreement,  vote of

stockholders or disinterested  directors or otherwise,  both as to action in his

official  capacity  and as to action in  another  capacity  while  holding  such

office.

 

     4. The Corporation shall have the power to purchase and maintain  insurance

on behalf of any person who is or was a director,  officer, employee or agent of

the  Corporation,  or is or was serving at the request of the  Corporation  as a

director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation,  partnership, joint

venture,  trust or other enterprise  against any liability  asserted against him

and incurred by him in any such capacity,  or arising out of his status as such,

whether or not the  Corporation  would have the power to  indemnify  him against

such liability under the provisions of this Article Eleven.

 

 

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     5. For purposes of this Article  Eleven,  references  to "the  Corporation"

shall include, in addition to the Corporation or any resulting corporation,  any

constituent corporation (including any constituent of a constituent) absorbed in

a consolidation or merger which, if its separate existence had continued,  would

have had power and authority to indemnify its directors, officers, and employees

or agents,  so that any person who is or was a  director,  officer,  employee or

agent of such  constituent  corporation,  or is or was serving at the request of

such  constituent  corporation  as a  director,  officer,  employee  or agent of

another  corporation,  partnership,  joint venture,  trust or other  enterprise,

shall stand in the same position  under the  provisions  of this Article  Eleven

with  respect  to  the  Corporation  as he  would  have  with  respect  to  such

constituent corporation if its separate existence had continued.

 

     6. For purposes of this Article Eleven,  references to "other  enterprises"

shall include  employee  benefit plans;  references to "fines" shall include any

excise taxes assessed on a person with respect to an employee  benefit plan; and

references  to  "serving at the request of the  Corporation"  shall  include any

service as a  director,  officer,  employee  or agent of the  Corporation  which

imposes duties on, or involves services by, such director,  officer, employee or

agent  with  respect  to  an  employee   benefit  plan,  its   participants   or

beneficiaries;  and a  person  who  acted  in  good  faith  and in a  manner  he

reasonably  believed to be in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries

of an  employee  benefit  plan  shall be deemed to have  acted in a manner  "not

opposed to the best interests of the Corporation" as referred to in this Article

Eleven.

 

     7. The  indemnification and advancement of expenses provided by, or granted

pursuant  to,  this  Article  Eleven  shall,   unless  otherwise  provided  when

authorized or ratified, continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director,

officer,  employee  or agent  and  shall  inure  to the  benefit  of the  heirs,

executors and administrators of such a person.

 

     IN WITNESS  WHEREOF,  said  Darling  International  Inc.  has  caused  this

Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be signed by its President and attested

by its Assistant Secretary, this 6th day of June, 1995.

 

 

 

                                           BY:      /s/ Kenneth A. Ghazey

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                                                    Kenneth A. Ghazey

                                                    President

 

 

                                           ATTEST:  /s/ Thomas W. Hughes

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                                                    Thomas W. Hughes

                                                    Assistant Secretary

 

 

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                            CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT

                                       OF

                      RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

                                       OF

                           DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

     DARLING  INTERNATIONAL INC., a corporation organized and existing under and

by  virtue  of the  General  Corporation  Law  of the  State  of  Delaware  (the

"Corporation"), DOES HEREBY CERTIFY:

 

     FIRST:  That at a meeting  of the Board of  Directors  of the  Corporation,

resolutions   were  duly  adopted  setting  forth  a  proposed   amendment  (the

"Amendment") to the Restated  Certificate of  Incorporation  of the Corporation,

declaring  the  Amendment to be advisable  and calling a special  meeting of the

stockholders  of the  Corporation  to consider such  amendment.  The  resolution

setting forth the Amendment is as follows:

 

          RESOLVED,  that the  Restated  Certificate  of  Incorporation  of this

     corporation  be amended  deleting  the  current  text of  Article  Four and

     substituting the following text:

 

          "The aggregate  number of shares of capital stock that the Corporation

     will have authority to issue is twenty six million (26,000,000)  consisting

     of twenty five million  (25,000,000)  shares of common stock,  having a par

     value of $0.01 per share (the "Common Stock"),  and one million (1,000,000)

     shares of  preferred  stock,  having a par  value of $0.01  per share  (the

     "Preferred Stock").

 

          Each  share of Common  Stock  shall be  entitled  to one vote upon all

     matters  presented  to  stockholders  and shall have  identical  rights and

     privileges  in every  other  respect.  Election of  directors  may occur by

     written  consent of the  stockholders  without a meeting in accordance with

     the Corporation's Bylaws.

 

          Authority is hereby expressly granted to the Board of Directors of the

     Corporation  from time to time to issue the  preferred  stock as  preferred

     stock of any series  and,  in  connection  with the  creation  of each such

     series,  to fix by  resolution  or  resolutions  providing for the issue of

     shares thereof,  the number of shares of such series, and the designations,

     relative rights,  preferences,  and limitations of such series, to the full

     extent now or hereafter permitted by the laws of the state of Delaware."

 

     SECOND: That thereafter,  pursuant to resolution of the Board of Directors,

a special  meeting of the  stockholders  of the  Corporation was duly called and

held, upon notice in accordance

 

 

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with Section 222 of the General  Corporation  Law of the state of Delaware  (the

"GCL"),  at which meeting the Amendment was approved by the  stockholders of the

Corporation in accordance with the GCL.

 

     THIRD:  That  the  Amendment  was  duty  adopted  in  accordance  with  the

provisions of section 242 of the GCL.

 

     IN WITNESS  WHEREOF,  the  Corporation  has caused this  certificate  to be

signed by Dennis B.  Longmire,  its Chief  Executive  Officer,  this 30th day of

October, 1997.

 

 

 

                                          By: /s/ Dennis B. Longmire

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                                              Name:    Dennis B. Longmire

                                              Title:   Chief Executive Officer

 

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                            CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT

 

                                       OF

 

                      RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

 

                                       OF

 

                           DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

 

 

 

 

          Darling International Inc., a corporation organized and existing under

and by virtue of the  General  Corporation  Law of the  State of  Delaware  (the

"Corporation"), DOES HEREBY CERTIFY:

 

          FIRST: That at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Corporation,

resolutions were duly adopted setting forth a proposed amendment to the Restated

Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation,  declaring said amendment to be

advisable  and directing  that the proposed  amendment be considered at the next

annual meeting of the stockholders.  The resolution  setting forth the amendment

is as follows:

 

               RESOLVED,  that the Restated  Certificate of Incorporation of the

          Corporation be amended by changing the first paragraph of Article Four

          thereof so that,  as amended,  said Article  shall be read in relevant

          part as follows:

 

                    "The   aggregate   number  of  shares  of  stock   that  the

               Corporation  shall have  authority  to issue is one  hundred  one

               million  (101,000,000)  shares  consisting of one hundred million

               (100,000,000)  shares of common stock having a par value of $0.01

               per share  (the  "Common  Stock"),  and one  million  (1,000,000)

               shares of preferred stock,  having a par value of $0.01 per share

               (the "Preferred Stock")."

 

               RESOLVED,  that the Restated  Certificate of Incorporation of the

          Corporation  be amended by adding a new Article Twelve  thereto,  such

          Article Twelve to read in its entirety as follows:

 

 

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                                 "ARTICLE TWELVE

 

                    1. If and whenever  the  Corporation  issues any  additional

               shares of Common Stock  ("Additional  Common Shares"),  except as

               provided in Section 4 or Section 5 of this Article  Twelve,  each

               Bank  (as  defined  below)  will  have  the  right,  but  not the

               obligation,  to purchase such  Additional  Common Shares up to an

               amount  sufficient to permit such Bank to maintain its percentage

               equity  interest in the  Corporation  (based on the Common  Share

               Ratio  (as  defined  below) of such  Bank) at the level  existing

               immediately  prior  to  the  issuance  of the  Additional  Common

               Shares.  If the Corporation  desires to issue  Additional  Common

               Shares,  it will first give notice  thereof to each Bank  stating

               the number of Additional  Common Shares proposed to be issued and

               the total  consideration  to be received by the Corporation  upon

               issuance of the Additional  Common  Shares.  Within 30 days after

               the receipt of such  notice,  each Bank may elect to exercise the

               rights under this Article Twelve by giving written notice to that

               effect to the  Corporation.  Failure to give such  notice  within

               that  30-day  period or failure to pay at the  required  time the

               purchase  price for any  Additional  Common  Shares as to which a

               right to purchase  shall have been  exercised  will  constitute a

               waiver of the  rights  granted by this  Article  Twelve as to the

               particular  issuance of Additional Common Shares specified in the

               Corporation's notice.

 

                    As used in this  Article  Twelve,  "Bank"  means any bank or

               other  lending  institution  that is an initial  signatory to the

               Recapitalization  Agreement,  dated as of March 15, 2002,  by and

               among the Corporation,  the Banks and the agent for the Banks (as

               amended,  supplemented  or otherwise  modified from time to time,

               the  "Recapitalization  Agreement")  or any successor or assignee

               thereof  as  of  the   Consummation   Date  (as  defined  in  the

               Recapitalization Agreement).

 

                    As used in this Article Twelve,  "Common Share Ratio" means,

               at any time of  determination  with  respect  to each Bank  whose

               percentage  or ratio is to be  calculated,  a ratio or percentage

               consisting  of a  numerator  equal to all shares of Common  Stock

               held by such  Bank  and a  denominator  equal to all  issued  and

               outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Corporation.

 

                    2. The per share purchase price to be paid by each Bank upon

               exercise of the rights  granted under this Article Twelve will be

               equal  to  the  per  share  consideration  (net  of  underwriting

               discounts or commissions if such Bank is not a participant in the

               offering) at which the  Additional  Common  Shares are offered or

               proposed to be offered by the Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

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               to another party.  The total  consideration  for which Additional

               Common  Shares are  offered  or  proposed  to be offered  will be

               determined  as follows:  (i) in case of the proposed  issuance of

               Additional  Common  Shares  for  cash,  the  consideration  to be

               received  by the  Corporation  will be the amount of cash (net of

               underwriting  discounts  or  commissions  if  such  Bank is not a

               participant  in the  offering)  for which the  Additional  Common

               Shares are proposed to be issued and (ii) in case of the proposed

               issuance  of  Additional  Common  Shares  in whole or in part for

               consideration  other than cash, the value of the consideration to

               be  received  by  the   Corporation   other  than  cash  (net  of

               underwriting  discounts  or  commissions  if  such  Bank is not a

               participant  in the  offering)  will be the Fair Market  Value of

               that consideration as determined by the Board of Directors of the

               Corporation. As used herein, "Fair Market Value" means, as to any

               securities or property, the price at which a willing seller would

               sell and a willing  buyer  would buy such  property  having  full

               knowledge of the facts,  in an arm's-length  transaction  without

               time  constraints,  and without being under any compulsion to buy

               or sell.

 

                    3. If and whenever  the  Corporation  issues any  securities

               convertible  into or  exchangeable  or exercisable for Additional

               Common  Shares  or  rights  or  options  to  subscribe  for or to

               purchase Additional Common Shares,  except as provided in Section

               5,  each Bank will have the  right,  but not the  obligation,  to

               purchase convertible  securities,  rights or options of like kind

               up to an amount  which when  converted,  exchanged  or  exercised

               would  be   sufficient  to  permit  such  Bank  to  maintain  its

               percentage  equity  interest  in the  Corporation  (based  on the

               Common   Share  Ratio  of  such  Bank)  at  the  level   existing

               immediately prior to the issuance of the convertible  securities,

               rights  or  options.   If  the   Corporation   desires  to  issue

               convertible  securities,  rights or  options,  it will first give

               notice   thereof  to  each  Bank   describing   the   convertible

               securities,  rights or options  proposed to be issued  (including

               the number of Additional  Common Shares issuable upon conversion,

               exchange or exercise of such  convertible  securities,  rights or

               options)  and stating the total  consideration  to be received by

               the Corporation upon such issuance and upon conversion,  exchange

               or  exercise.  Within 30 days after the  receipt of such  notice,

               each Bank may elect to exercise  the rights  under this Section 3

               by  giving  written  notice to that  effect  to the  Corporation.

               Failure to give such notice  within that 30-day period or failure

               to  pay  at  the  required  time  the  purchase   price  for  any

               convertible securities,  rights or options as to which a right to

               purchase shall have been  exercised  will  constitute a waiver of

               the  rights  granted  by  this  Section  3 as to  the  particular

               issuance of convertible  securities,  rights or options specified

               in the Corporation's notice to such Bank.

 

 

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                    4. The purchase  price to be paid by each Bank upon exercise

               of its rights under  Section 3 of this Article  Twelve will be in

               proportion  to the  consideration  proposed to be received by the

               Corporation (net of underwriting discounts or commissions if such

               Bank is not a  participant  in the  offering)  upon the  original

               issuance to another party of  convertible  securities,  rights or

               options.  The  amount  of  consideration  to be  received  by the

               Corporation  upon  the  original  issuance  of  such  convertible

               securities,  rights or options will be  determined  in the manner

               provided in Section 2 of this  Article  Twelve.  With  respect to

               securities  convertible  into or  exchangeable or exercisable for

               Additional Common Shares or rights or options to subscribe for or

               purchase  Additional  Common Shares,  the rights of each Bank (to

               the extent  exercised)  will apply only to the  issuance  of such

               convertible  securities,  rights, or options, and Banks will have

               no  rights  under  this  Article   Twelve  with  respect  to  the

               Corporation's   issuance  of   Additional   Common   Shares  upon

               conversion,  exchange or exercise of such convertible securities,

               rights  or  options.  If a Bank  does not  exercise  its right to

               acquire such convertible securities, rights or options hereunder,

               it shall have the  rights set forth in Section 1 of this  Article

               Twelve upon conversion,  exchange or exercise of such convertible

               securities, rights or options.

 

                    5. The  provisions of this Article  Twelve will not apply to

               (ishares of Common Stock issued as a stock  dividend to holders

               of Common Stock or upon any  subdivision or combination of shares

               of Common Stock, (ii) options  outstanding under the Option Plans

               (as  defined in the  Recapitalization  Agreement)  to purchase an

               aggregate of 2,155,065 shares of Common Stock,  (iii) the options

               to  purchase  an  aggregate  of  540,000  shares of Common  Stock

               granted under the Taura Non-Plan Option  Agreement (as defined in

               the  Recapitalization  Agreement),  (iv) the  options to purchase

               333,000  shares of Common Stock relating to options from the 1993

               restructuring  which  were  originally  referred  to as  Class  A

               options and were later  converted  to Common Stock  options,  (v)

               options,  awards, grants and other stock rights hereafter granted

               to  employees,  officers,  or  directors  or  consultants  of the

               Corporation or any of its  subsidiaries and approved by the Board

               of Directors  or (vi) shares of Common  Stock issued  pursuant to

               the options and other rights  described in the foregoing  clauses

               (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v).

 

                    6. Unless otherwise agreed by the Corporation and the Banks,

               the purchase price to be paid by the Banks upon exercise of their

               rights  under this  Article  Twelve will be paid upon terms which

               are the same as those being  offered by third  party  purchasers,

               unless  those terms  provide for payment in a manner  which could

               not be duplicated by a Bank, such as

 

 

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               the transfer of specific  property to the  Corporation,  in which

               event  payment by the Bank will be in cash in an amount  equal to

               the fair market value of such specific property.

 

                    7. The rights  contained  in this  Article  Twelve  shall be

               assignable to any  transferee of the Common Shares (as defined in

               the  Recapitalization  Agreement),  except  (i)  transferees  who

               acquire  such  shares  as  purchasers  in a  sale  made  under  a

               registration  statement  that has been  filed and gone  effective

               pursuant to the Registration  Rights Agreement (as defined in the

               Recapitalization  Agreement),  (ii) transferees who acquire their

               shares in a transfer made under Rule 144 of the Securities Act of

               1933 or any successor rules and (iii)  subsequent  transferees of

               shares sold or transferred  to a transferee  described in clauses

               (i) or (ii).

 

                    8. The  provisions of this Article Twelve and the rights and

               obligations  under this Article  Twelve shall  terminate (i) upon

               the written consent of the Corporation and all Banks; (ii) on the

               tenth  anniversary  of the  Consummation  Date;  or (iii) as to a

               particular  Bank,  if after a sale of Common  Shares by the Bank,

               the Bank and any person or entity that,  directly or  indirectly,

               controls,  is controlled by or is under common  control with such

               Bank (each a "Bank  Affiliate")  and/or a fund or account managed

               by a Bank or a Bank Affiliate cease to hold  collectively  Common

               Shares  equal  to at  least  2% of the  shares  of  Common  Stock

               outstanding at the Consummation Date."

 

          SECOND:  That  thereafter,  pursuant  to  resolution  of the  Board of

Directors,  an annual meeting of the  stockholders  of the  Corporation was duly

called and legally  held,  upon  notice in  accordance  with  Section 222 of the

General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

 

          THIRD:  That said  amendment was duly adopted in  accordance  with the

provisions  of  Sections  242 of the  General  Corporation  Law of the  State of

Delaware.

 

 

          IN WITNESS  WHEREOF,  the Corporation  has caused this  Certificate of

Amendment to be executed by John O. Muse,  its Executive  Vice  President,  this

10th day of May, 2002.

 

 

                                        DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

 

                                        By:    /s/ John O. Muse

                                               --------------------------------

                                               Name:    John O. Muse

                                               Title:   Executive Vice President

 

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT

OF

RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

 

 

December 21, 2010

 

 

Darling International Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”) and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (as amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Act”), hereby certifies as follows:

 

1.           The name of the Corporation is Darling International Inc.

 

2.           The Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board”), acting in accordance with the provisions of Sections 141 and 242 of the Act, duly adopted resolutions setting forth a proposed amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation (as amended, the “Restated Certificate”), declaring such amendment to be advisable and calling a special meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation entitled to vote in respect thereof for the consideration of such amendment.

 

The resolutions adopted by the Board set forth that the Restated Certificate shall be amended by amending and restating the first paragraph of Article Four in its entirety so that, as amended, the first paragraph of Article Four shall read as follows:

 

“The aggregate number of shares of stock that the Corporation shall have authority to issue is one hundred fifty-one million (151,000,000) shares, consisting of one hundred fifty million (150,000,000) shares of common stock, having a par value of $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), and one million (1,000,000) shares of preferred stock, having a par value of $0.01 per share (the “Preferred Stock”).”

 

3.           This Certificate of Amendment of Restated Certificate was submitted to the stockholders of the Corporation entitled to vote in respect of the amendment described herein at a special meeting of the stockholders and was approved by the required vote of the stockholders of the Corporation in accordance with Sections 216 and 242 of the Act.

 

 

 

 


 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has duly executed this Certificate of Amendment of Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation as of the date first written above.

 

 

 

By:     

  /s/  John F. Sterling

 

 

   John F. Sterling

 

 

   Executive Vice President, General

 

 

   Counsel and Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT

OF

RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

DARLING INTERNATIONAL INC.

 

 

May 6, 2014

 

Darling International Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (as amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Act”), hereby certifies as follows:

1.The name of the Corporation is Darling International Inc.

2.The Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board”), acting in accordance with the provisions of Sections 141 and 242 of the Act, duly adopted resolutions setting forth a proposed amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, as amended (the “Restated Certificate”), declaring such amendment to be advisable and directing that such amendment be considered at the next annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation.

 

The resolutions adopted by the Board set forth that the Restated Certificate shall be amended by amending and restating Article One in its entirety so that, as amended, Article One shall read as follows:

“The name of the Corporation is Darling Ingredients Inc.”

3.A brief summary of the changes to be effected by this Certificate of Amendment of Restated Certificate of Incorporation was submitted to the stockholders of the Corporation entitled to vote in respect of the amendment described herein at the annual meeting of the stockholders and was approved by the required vote of the stockholders of the Corporation in accordance with Sections 216 and 242 of the Act.

 


 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has duly executed this Certificate of Amendment of Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation as of the date first written above.

 

By:     /s/ John F. Sterling        

John F. Sterling

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

 

[As Filed: 05-07-2014]