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Dec
16
2015

Albemarle’s AlkyStar™ catalyst successfully employed in the world’s first solid acid alkylation unit in Shandong, China, facility

Trade News Bulletin --   Albemarle Corporation today announced that its zeolite-based AlkyStar™ catalyst successfully produced high-quality alkylate after start-up of the world’s first solid acid catalyst alkylation unit at the Shandong, China, plant of Zibo Haiyi Fine Chemical Co., LTD, a

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Dec
16
2015

Albemarle enters into definitive agreement to sell Mineral Flame Retardants and Specialty Chemicals businesses to Huber Engineered Materials

BATON ROUGE, La. , Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Mineral Flame Retardants and Specialty Chemicals businesses to Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M.

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Nov
06
2015

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

BATON ROUGE, La. , Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that President and CEO Luke Kissam will present at the 4 th Annual Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals and Agriculture Conference in Boston, MA at 2:20 p.m. EST on November 10, 2015 .

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Nov
05
2015

Albemarle enters into definitive agreement to sell Tribotecc Metal Sulfides business to Treibacher

BATON ROUGE, La. , Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leading manufacturer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Tribotecc metal sulfides business to Treibacher Industrie AG , an international

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Nov
04
2015

Albemarle reports third quarter 2015 results

BATON ROUGE, La. , Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Third quarter 2015 highlights: Adjusted earnings of $0.90 per share. Three core business units grew adjusted EBITDA by 8% versus prior year, and achieved adjusted EBITDA margins of 31%, excluding unfavorable currency exchange impacts.

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Oct
26
2015

Albemarle announces leadership roles for bromine and lithium businesses

BATON ROUGE, La. , Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it has named leaders for its bromine and lithium businesses which, effective as of the beginning of 2016, will report directly to President and CEO Luke Kissam .

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Oct
05
2015

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

BATON ROUGE, La. , Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share.  The dividend is payable January 4, 2016 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of December 15, 2015 .

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Oct
02
2015

Incident at SunEdison's facility in Pasadena - Updated

BATON ROUGE, La. , Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) ::  Earlier today, Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) corrected erroneous reports that an incident occurred at its Pasadena, Texas facility. Albemarle further confirms that the incident occurred at the neighboring

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Oct
02
2015

Incident at SunEdison's facility in Pasadena

BATON ROUGE, La. , Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is confirming that the incident reported in Pasadena, Texas did not occur at Albemarle's facility.  The incident occurred at SunEdison's facility. Albemarle is offering assistance during the response.

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Sep
24
2015

Albemarle Corporation to release third quarter 2015 earnings results on November 4, 2015

Conference call to be held on November 5, 2015 at 9 a.m. ET BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its third quarter 2015 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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Sep
14
2015

Albemarle announces production expansion plan for lithium battery materials

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB), a premier specialty chemicals company and leader in the production of lithium and lithium compounds, announced today its intention to add up to 50,000 metric tons of mineral conversion production capacity to

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Sep
14
2015

Albemarle announces redemption of all outstanding 4.625% senior notes due 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc. ("RSGI"), intends to redeem $1.25 billion of the 4.625% Senior Notes due 2020 (CUSIP No.

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Sep
01
2015

Albemarle Corporation to hold "Lithium Day" on September 15th

BATON ROUGE, La. , Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it will hold its 2015 "Lithium Day" at its facilities in Kings Mountain, NC on Tuesday, September 15th . President and Chief Executive Officer Luke Kissam and Senior Vice President and Chief

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Aug
28
2015

Albemarle's lithium business receives 2015 National Mining Society award for lithium operations in Chile

BATON ROUGE, La. , Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), through its subsidiary Rockwood Litio Limitada, was presented with the prestigious 2015 National Mining Society award for its valuable contributions to the advancement of the lithium industry in Chile .

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Aug
27
2015

Albemarle announces continued qualification and commercialization of its GreenCrest® fire safety solution

BATON ROUGE, La. , Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it is continuing with the qualification and commercialization of its GreenCrest ® polymeric fire safety solution,

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Aug
25
2015

Albemarle to relocate its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, N.C.

BATON ROUGE, La. , Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), announced today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters and its Performance Chemicals business from Baton Rouge, La. to Charlotte, N.C. In addition, it will relocate Baton Rouge employees in its Refining

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Aug
19
2015

Chemetall launches eco-friendly water-based fluorescent penetrant

The innovative fluorescent penetrant product Britemor® 921 (W) offers many benefits to the automotive components market , general industry foundries and NDT inspection/service companies with regard to process cost savings, environmental and performance enhancements. BATON ROUGE, La.

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Aug
05
2015

Albemarle reports second quarter 2015 results

BATON ROUGE, La. , Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Second quarter 2015 highlights: Adjusted earnings of $0.84 per share. Three core business units grew constant currency revenue by 7% and adjusted EBITDA by 10% from prior year, and achieved adjusted EBITDA margins of 30%.

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Aug
04
2015

Albemarle Corporation to present at Jefferies 11th Annual Global Industrials Conference on August 12, 2015 in New York, NY

BATON ROUGE, La. , Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), announced today that Scott Tozier , senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Matt Juneau , senior vice president, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations, will present at the Jefferies 11 th Annual

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Jul
13
2015

Albemarle to rationalize n-Butyllithium capacity

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB), a premier specialty chemicals company and leader in the production of Lithium and Lithium compounds, announced its intent to transfer production of n-Butyllithium from its facility in New Johnsonville, Tennessee ,

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Jul
09
2015

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share.  The dividend is payable October 1, 2015 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of September 16, 2015 .

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Jul
08
2015

Albemarle begins commissioning of new lithium carbonate production plant in Chile

BATON ROUGE, La. , July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB), a premier specialty chemicals company and leader in the production of lithium and lithium compounds, announced today the commencement of commissioning activities associated with its new, state-of-the-art lithium

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Jun
22
2015

Albemarle Corporation to release second quarter 2015 earnings results on August 5, 2015

Conference call to be held on August 6, 2015 at 9:00 am ET BATON ROUGE, La. , June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its second quarter 2015 earnings after the NYSE closes on

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May
28
2015

Albemarle Corporation to present at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference on June 25, 2015 in Boston, Mass.

BATON ROUGE, La. , May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Scott Tozier , senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Matt Juneau , senior vice president, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations, will present at the Credit Suisse Basic

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May
19
2015

Albemarle Corporation to present at Citi's "Slice of the U.S." London Conference on June 4, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. , May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Scott Tozier , senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer, and Matt Juneau , senior vice president, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations, will present at the Citi "Slice of the U.S."

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May
14
2015

Chemetall acquires aluminum finishing business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG

BATON ROUGE, La. , May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemetall, a global business unit of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), announced today that it has acquired the business of Chemal GmbH & Co. KG , based in Hamm, Germany .  This transaction will enhance Chemetall's integrated portfolio for the

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May
06
2015

Albemarle reports first quarter 2015 results

BATON ROUGE, La. , May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- First quarter 2015 highlights: Adjusted earnings of $1.17 per share, up 19% versus first quarter 2014. Net sales of $884.4 million , up 47% versus first quarter 2014; adjusted EBITDA grew 95% to $265.6 million , a 30% margin.

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May
05
2015

Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

BATON ROUGE, La. , May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share.  The dividend is payable July 1, 2015 , to shareholders of record at the close of business as of June 16, 2015 .

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Apr
30
2015

Albemarle to unveil new leading-edge HC-PT catalyst as part of expanding STARS® portfolio

BATON ROUGE, La. , April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will further strengthen its position in the hydrocracking pre-treat (HC-PT) market by unveiling a new leading-edge catalyst as part of

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Apr
27
2015

Albemarle provides update on realignment of global business units

BATON ROUGE, La. , April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) today provided an update to the previously announced realignment of its global business units resulting from its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in January.  The company has announced its senior leadership

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Apr
21
2015

Albemarle Corporation to present at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference on May 20, 2015 in New York, NY

BATON ROUGE, La. , April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Luke Kissam and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Scott Tozier will present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference between 8:00

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Apr
16
2015

Albemarle researchers and university partners discover new opportunities for improving FCC catalyst effectiveness

BATON ROUGE, La. , April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique collaboration between catalyst researchers from Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), Utrecht University and Stanford University has led to an innovative new method for observing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst behavior at the

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Apr
07
2015

Albemarle to increase price of Ethacure® 100 curatives

BATON ROUGE, La. , April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation  (NYSE: ALB), a leading manufacturer of liquid curing agents for epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea systems for coatings, reaction-injection-molded (RIM) parts and other applications, announced today that it will increase prices

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Mar
26
2015

Albemarle to increase prices of elemental bromine and bromine derivatives

BATON ROUGE, La., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals, announced today that it will increase global prices for elemental bromine and bromine derivatives by 30%. Clear brine fluids

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Mar
18
2015

Albemarle Corporation to release first quarter 2015 earnings results on May 6, 2015

Conference call to be held on May 7, 2015 at 9:00 am ET BATON ROUGE, La. , March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its first quarter 2015 earnings after the NYSE closes on Wednesday,

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Mar
13
2015

Albemarle to refocus mineral flame retardant portfolio, increase ATH production capacity

BATON ROUGE, La. , March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it is streamlining its portfolio of mineral flame retardant products and refocusing its efforts and resources on further development and growth of key product grades.  The changes support the

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Mar
12
2015

Albemarle and ASOS to collaborate on fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst facility in the Middle East

BATON ROUGE, La. , March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it has entered into discussions with its Middle Eastern partner Ali & Sons Oilfield Supplies & Services Co.

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Feb
24
2015

Albemarle raises dividend for the 21st consecutive year

BATON ROUGE, La. , Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share, an increase of 5% over the previous quarterly dividend of $0.275 .  The dividend, which has a new annualized rate of $1.16 , is

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Feb
19
2015

Chemetall receives highest supplier award by Airbus

BATON ROUGE, La. , Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment company and division of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), has been awarded the highest supplier honor in the Airbus "Materials & Parts SQIP" (Supply Chain & Quality Improvement) program.

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Feb
19
2015

Chemetall acquires all shares of Shanghai Joint Venture

BATON ROUGE, La. , Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemetall, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), has completed the acquisition of all shares of its Shanghai Chemetall joint venture and is now the sole owner of the entity. This transaction is in line with Chemetall's strategic

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Feb
19
2015

Chemetall receives prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids New Product Innovation Award

BATON ROUGE, La. , Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemetall, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and an innovator in metalworking fluids, has been awarded the 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids New Product Innovation Award. "This is truly a special award," said Julia Murray ,

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Feb
10
2015

Albemarle Corporation added to S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index

BATON ROUGE, La. , Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) was recently added to Standard and Poor's High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index, which is comprised of companies within the S&P Composite 1500 that have consistently raised their dividend payouts for twenty years

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Jan
29
2015

Albemarle Corporation announces successful completion of consent solicitation for Rockwood notes

BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) ("Albemarle") today announced the successful completion of the previously announced consent solicitation relating to the 4.625% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "Notes") which were issued by Rockwood Specialties Group,

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Jan
28
2015

Albemarle reports fourth quarter and full year 2014 results

BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth quarter 2014 highlights: Full year adjusted earnings of $4.20 per share, up 5% versus 2013; fourth quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $0.99 per share. Net sales of $2.45 billion for full year 2014, up 2% versus 2013; adjusted EBITDA grew 1% to

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Jan
20
2015

Albemarle Corporation to present at Morgan Stanley Chemicals Corporate Access Day on February 12, 2015 in New York, New York

BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that Scott Tozier , senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer and Michael Wilson , senior vice president and president, Catalyst Solutions will present at the Morgan Stanley Chemicals

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Jan
20
2015

Albemarle announces realignment of global business units and executive leadership team

BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that as a result of the completion of its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings , it will realign its global business units, effective by the end of the first quarter 2015.  The new structure aligns the

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Jan
20
2015

Albemarle Corporation announces commencement of consent solicitation for Rockwood notes

BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) ("Albemarle") today announced the commencement of a consent solicitation relating to the 4.625% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "Notes") which were issued by Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc.

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Jan
12
2015

Albemarle Corporation completes acquisition of Rockwood Holdings

BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. pursuant to the terms of their previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of July 15, 2014 (the "Merger Agreement").  

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Jan
06
2015

Albemarle Corporation to release fourth quarter and full year 2014 earnings results on January 28, 2015

Conference call to be held on January 29, 2015 at 10:00 am ET BATON ROUGE, La. , Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 earnings after the NYSE

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