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Dec
08
2014

Albemarle announces closing of 700 million euros notes offerings

BATON ROUGE, La. , Dec. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced that it has closed a notes offering consisting of €700 million of 1.875% notes due 2021. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with borrowings, to finance the aggregate cash

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Nov
24
2014

Albemarle announces closing of $1.025 billion senior notes offerings

BATON ROUGE, La. , Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced that it has closed an underwritten public offering of unsecured, unsubordinated notes consisting of: $250 million of 3.000% notes due 2019, $425 million of 4.150% notes due 2024, and $350 million of 5.450%

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Nov
17
2014

Albemarle awarded Diamond Award by Arkansas Environmental Federation

BATON ROUGE, La. , Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced that it has received the Diamond Award for Excellence in Environmental Leadership by the Arkansas Environmental Federation for its Bromine Recovery Unit

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Nov
14
2014

Albemarle and Rockwood shareholders approve transaction

-European regulatory clearance received -Transaction expected to close in first quarter 2015 BATON ROUGE, La. and PRINCETON, N.J. , Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC) announced that shareholders from both companies approved the

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Nov
04
2014

Albemarle to increase production capacity in Pasadena, Texas for its curative products

BATON ROUGE, La. , Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals and services, announced today that it plans to increase production capabilities of its curatives products at its facility in

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Oct
30
2014

Albemarle executive selected as a member of the 2015 DirectWomen Board Institute class

BATON ROUGE, La. , Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced that Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate & Government Affairs, and Corporate Secretary Karen G.

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Oct
22
2014

Albemarle reports third quarter 2014 results

BATON ROUGE, La. , Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Third quarter 2014 highlights: Adjusted earnings of $1.14 per share, up 5% versus third quarter 2013. Net sales grew 9% to $642.4 million versus third quarter 2013, with an adjusted EBITDA margin of 23%.

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Oct
14
2014

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

BATON ROUGE, La. , Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share.  The dividend is payable January 2, 2015 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of December 15, 2014 .

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Sep
30
2014

Albemarle to increase price of COMPALOX® and PERGOPAK® specialty material products

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leading producer of activated alumina and organic matting agents and its subsidiary, Martinswerk GmbH, announced today that it will increase prices on all shipments globally of COMPALOX products by an average of

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Sep
25
2014

Albemarle Corporation to release third quarter 2014 earnings results on October 22, 2014

Conference call to be held on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am ET BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its third quarter 2014 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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Sep
16
2014

Albemarle Corporation sets November 14 as date of special shareholder meeting in connection with proposed acquisition of Rockwood Holdings

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today announced that it has set a date for a special meeting of its shareholders to consider and vote on the issuance of Albemarle shares of common stock in connection with its proposed acquisition of Rockwood

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Sep
10
2014

Albemarle Corporation announces expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period for proposed acquisition of Rockwood Holdings

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB, "Albemarle") today announced the expiration of the waiting period for U.S. antitrust review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) in connection with the company's previously announced

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Sep
04
2014

Albemarle Corporation to present at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference on September 17, 2014 in New York, New York

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Scott Tozier , senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Matt Juneau , senior vice president and president, Performance Chemicals, will present at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials

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Sep
02
2014

Albemarle completes sale of antioxidant, ibuprofen and propofol businesses to SI Group

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today announced the successful completion of the previously announced sale of its antioxidant, ibuprofen and propofol businesses and related assets to SI Group, Inc.  The transaction includes manufacturing sites in

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Aug
29
2014

Albemarle and ICL to form polymeric flame retardant manufacturing joint venture

TEL AVIV, Israel and BATON ROUGE, La. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle® Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and ICL (TASE: ICL) announced today that the two companies have entered into an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture for the production of ICL's FR-122P polymeric flame

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Aug
27
2014

Albemarle Corporation to present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference on September 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts

BATON ROUGE, La. , Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Luke Kissam , president and CEO, and Matt Juneau , senior vice president and president, Performance Chemicals, will present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging

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Jul
30
2014

Albemarle reports second quarter 2014 results

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second quarter 2014 highlights: Adjusted earnings of $86.8 million , or $1.10 per share, up 10% from second quarter 2013. Net sales grew 5% to $604.7 million as compared to 2013, with an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 24 percent.

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Jul
29
2014

Albemarle Corporation to present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Industrials Conference on August 13

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Scott Tozier and Senior Vice President and  President, Performance Chemicals Matt Juneau will present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Industrials

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Jul
22
2014

Albemarle researchers and coalition partners make breakthrough in catalyst research technology

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique collaboration between catalyst researchers from Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), Delft University of Technology, Haldor Topsoe, FEI Company and Leiden Probe Microscopy has led to ­­­an innovative new method for studying catalyst dynamics

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Jul
15
2014

Albemarle Provides Second Quarter 2014 Update and New Earnings Release Date of July 30, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today announced that the company expects to report second quarter 2014 earnings in the range of $86 million to $88 million , or $1.08 to $1.11 per share, excluding discontinued operations, special and non-operating

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Jul
15
2014

Albemarle and Rockwood Announce Merger to Create a Premier Specialty Chemicals Company

Combination Will Have Leading Positions Across Four High-Growth, High-Margin Businesses Accelerates Growth Prospects and Generates over $1 Billion in Pro-Forma Adjusted EBITDA BATON ROUGE, La. and PRINCETON, N.J. , July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and Rockwood

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Jul
14
2014

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share.  The dividend is payable October 1, 2014 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of September 15, 2014 .

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Jul
09
2014

Albemarle reconfirms commitment to enter market with GreenCrest™ fire safety product

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it reconfirms its commitment to enter the market with commercial quantities of GreenCrest, a polymeric fire safety

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Jun
24
2014

Albemarle Corporation to release second quarter 2014 earnings results on July 23, 2014

Conference call to be held on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am ET BATON ROUGE, La. , June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its second quarter 2014 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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Jun
06
2014

Albemarle Corporation to present at the Goldman Sachs European Chemicals 2020 Vision Conference on June 19, 2014 in London, England

BATON ROUGE, La. , June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Scott Tozier will present at the Goldman Sachs European Chemicals 2020 Vision Conference 10:00 a.m. BST ( 5:00 a.m. EDT ) on June 19, 2014 .

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May
15
2014

Albemarle to discuss its strategy to drive growth, maximize profitability and increase shareholder value at 2014 Investor Day conference

BATON ROUGE, La. , May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals, will discuss its strategy to drive growth, maximize profitability and increase shareholder value at its 2014 Investor

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May
14
2014

Albemarle Corporation to present at J.P. Morgan's Global Leaders 1x1 Forum on June 4, 2014 in Toronto, Canada

BATON ROUGE, La. , May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Vice President, Treasurer & Investor Relations Lorin Crenshaw will present at the J.P. Morgan Global Leaders 1x1 Forum between 8:00 a.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on June 4, 2014 .

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May
13
2014

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

BATON ROUGE, La. , May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share.  The dividend is payable July 1, 2014 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of June 13, 2014 .

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Apr
16
2014

Albemarle reports first quarter 2014 results

BATON ROUGE, La. , April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First quarter 2014 highlights: Earnings of $76.7 million , or $0.96 per share, excluding special and non-operating items. Net sales of $656.7 million and EBITDA margin, excluding special and non-operating items, of 21 percent.

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Apr
16
2014

Albemarle enters into definitive agreement to sell antioxidant, ibuprofen and propofol businesses to SI Group

BATON ROUGE, La. , April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leading manufacturer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell certain assets to SI Group , a leading global developer and manufacturer of

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Mar
24
2014

Albemarle to release first quarter 2014 earnings results on April 16, 2014

Conference call to be held on April 17, 2014 at 9:00 am ET BATON ROUGE, La. , March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its first quarter 2014 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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Mar
13
2014

Albemarle Corporation to host its 2014 Investor Day on May 15th and 16th

BATON ROUGE, La. , March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it will host its 2014 Investor Day in Houston, TX on Thursday and Friday, May 15th and 16th. President and Chief Executive Officer Luke Kissam , along with other members of the company's

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Feb
25
2014

Albemarle announces 15% dividend increase

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of  Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB) today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share, an increase of 15% over the previous quarterly dividend of $0.24 .

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Feb
05
2014

Albemarle Corporation to present at the Morgan Stanley Chemicals Corporate Access Day on February 13, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. , Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Scott Tozier will present at the Morgan Stanley Chemicals Corporate Access Day in New York, NY between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Jan
30
2014

Albemarle welcomes efforts to reduce global mercury emissions

BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals, supports recent efforts to reduce global man-made mercury emissions, established by the new Minamata Convention on Mercury

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Jan
28
2014

Albemarle reports fourth quarter and full year 2013 results

BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111129/MM14279LOGO ) Fourth quarter 2013 highlights: Earnings of $88.4 million , or $1.08 per share, excluding special and non-operating items. Net sales of $692.0 million and EBITDA margin, excluding

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