Press Releases

Press Releases

December 19, 2017

Albemarle expands FCC product portfolio by launching new Granite™ technology

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it is launching a new technology for the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst market called Granite™.

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December 14, 2017

Albemarle enters into definitive agreement to sell portion of Performance Catalysts Solutions to W. R. Grace & Co.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its polyolefin catalysts and components business to W. R. Grace & Co.

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December 6, 2017

AlkyClean® Technology Wins Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it is the recipient of the 44 th Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Award for its breakthrough AlkyClean® process technology developed jointly

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November 8, 2017

Albemarle continues double digit growth in third quarter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Third quarter 2017 highlights: Third quarter net sales were $754.9 million , an increase of 15% over the prior year Third quarter earnings were $118.7 million , or $1.06 per diluted share Third quarter adjusted EBITDA was $209.4 million , an increase

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November 6, 2017

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share.  The dividend is payable January 2, 2018 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of December 15, 2017 .

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October 24, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to present at the 2017 Deutsche Bank Lithium Supply Chain and Energy Storage Conference

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that Matt Juneau , executive vice president, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations, will present at the 2017 Deutsche Bank Lithium Supply

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October 17, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to present at Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals and Agriculture Conference on November 15

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that Luke Kissam , chairman, president and chief executive officer and Scott Tozier , executive vice president and chief financial officer, will

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October 4, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to release third quarter 2017 earnings results on November 8, 2017

Conference call to be held on November 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. EST CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its third quarter 2017 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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September 15, 2017

New technology enables sustainable expansion of lithium production in Chile

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the production of lithium and lithium derivatives, announced today that it has developed an innovative technology that could enable Albemarle to sustainably increase total lithium production in Chile

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August 31, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to attend UBS Global Chemicals & Paper and Packaging Conference on September 6, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today its plans to attend the upcoming UBS Global Chemicals & Paper and Packaging Conference on September 6, 2017 , in New York City .

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August 7, 2017

Albemarle growth story continues with strong second quarter performance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Second quarter 2017 highlights: Second quarter net sales were $737.3 million , an increase of 10% over the prior year Second quarter earnings were $103.3 million , or $0.92 per diluted share Second quarter adjusted EBITDA was $218.9 million , an

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July 14, 2017

Albemarle executive named as Charlotte's CFO of the Year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , July 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, proudly announces that executive vice president and chief financial officer, Scott Tozier , has been named Charlotte Business Journal's 2017 CFO of the Year award

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July 10, 2017

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share. The dividend is payable October 2, 2017 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of September 15, 2017 .

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June 28, 2017

Albemarle receives prestigious LEED Gold certification

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its recently completed headquarter office project in Charlotte, NC .

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June 27, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to release second quarter 2017 earnings results on August 7, 2017

Conference call to be held on August 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. EDT CHARLOTTE, N.C. , June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its second quarter 2017 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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June 26, 2017

Laurie Brlas elected to Albemarle Corporation board of directors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that its board of directors has elected Laurie Brlas to the board, effective June 23 , 2017.  Brlas will also serve as a member of the board's

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May 24, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to present at Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Materials Summit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Scott Tozier , will present at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Materials Summit

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May 11, 2017

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share.  The dividend is payable July 3, 2017 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of June 15, 2017 .

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May 3, 2017

Albemarle reports 10% growth in first quarter 2017 net sales

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First quarter 2017 highlights: First quarter earnings were $51.2 million , or $0.45 per diluted share First quarter adjusted EBITDA was $211.4 million , an increase of 10% over the prior year; adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing

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April 19, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to present at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that Scott Tozier , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New

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April 5, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to release first quarter 2017 earnings results on May 3, 2017

Conference call to be held on May 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. EDT CHARLOTTE, N.C. , April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its first quarter 2017 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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March 17, 2017

Albemarle executive named one of Charlotte's top Women in Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, proudly announces that executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Karen G. Narwold , has been selected as a winner of the 2017

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March 16, 2017

Albemarle Hosts Investor Day Today in New York City: March 16, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, will discuss its strategy to capture growth, maximize profitability and drive shareholder value at its 2017 Investor Day today at 8:30 a.m.

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March 16, 2017

Albemarle positioned to double lithium concentrate production at Greenbushes facility

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that Talison, a joint venture between Albemarle and Tianqi Lithium Corporation , has approved the expansion of lithium concentrate production at

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February 27, 2017

Albemarle reports strong 2016 earnings finish and record cash flow from operations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth quarter 2016 highlights: Fourth quarter earnings were $602.1 million , or $5.30 per diluted share, including $546.3 million in after-tax gains related to the sale of the Chemetall Surface Treatment business Fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA was

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February 23, 2017

Albemarle raises dividend for 23rd consecutive year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share, an increase of 5% over the previous quarterly dividend of $0.305 .  The dividend, which has a new annualized rate of $1.28 , is payable

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February 22, 2017

Albemarle and Tianqi terminate option for indirect minority interest in Albemarle subsidiary

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a premier specialty chemicals company, announced today that  Albemarle and Tianqi Lithium Corporation (Tianqi) have entered into a deed of termination, pursuant to which Tianqi's exercise of a previously

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January 19, 2017

Albemarle Corporation Announces 2017 Investor Day in New York City

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will host its 2017 Investor Day on Thursday, March 16, 2017 , in New York City . Chairman, president and chief executive officer, Luke

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January 19, 2017

Albemarle Corporation Announces Pricing of Maximum Tender Offers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) (the " Company " or " Albemarle "), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, today announced the pricing, as set forth in the table below, of its previously announced tender offers (the " Maximum Tender

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January 19, 2017

Albemarle Corporation Announces Early Tender Results of Maximum Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) (the " Company " or " Albemarle "), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, today announced the early tender results of its previously announced tender offers (the " Maximum Tender Offers ") to purchase

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January 18, 2017

Albemarle Corporation to release fourth quarter 2016 earnings results on February 27, 2017

Conference call to be held on February 28, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. EST CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its fourth quarter 2016 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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January 11, 2017

Albemarle Corporation Announces Redemption of All Outstanding 3.000% Senior Notes Due 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) (the " Company "), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it intends to redeem all of its outstanding 3.000% Senior Notes due 2019 (CUSIP No. 012725AB3, ISIN No.

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January 10, 2017

Albemarle Corporation Announces Pricing and Expiration of Any and All Tender Offers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) (the " Company " or " Albemarle "), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, today announced the pricing, as set forth in the table below, and expiration of its previously announced tender offers (the "

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January 4, 2017

Albemarle Corporation Announces Tender Offers for Certain Outstanding Debt Securities

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) (the " Company " or " Albemarle ") today announced that it has commenced tender offers to purchase for cash any and all of the debt securities listed in the first table below and up to a maximum repurchase amount of

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January 4, 2017

Albemarle receives final approval to expand lithium operations in Chile

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB), a premier specialty chemicals company and leader in the production of lithium and lithium derivatives, announced today that it has agreed, effective December 30, 2016 , to amend its lithium production rights

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January 3, 2017

Albemarle completes acquisition of lithium salts production assets in Asia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --   Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a premier specialty chemicals company and leader in the production of lithium and lithium derivatives, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials Science

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