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[Letterhead of Albemarle Corporation]
February 26, 2003
You have consented to access all future proxy materials and annual reports of Albemarle Corporation (the Company) electronically over the Internet instead of receiving paper copies of such documents in the mail. The purpose of this letter is to notify you that the Companys proxy materials for the 2003 annual meeting of its shareholders and its 2002 annual report are now available on the Companys website at http://www.albemarle.com. After accessing these documents, please mark, sign, date and return the enclosed proxy card promptly using the enclosed envelope.
You may request paper copies of the proxy materials for the 2003 annual meeting of the Companys shareholders and the Companys 2002 annual report by contacting our transfer agent National City Bank at 1-800-622-6757.
Very truly yours,
/s/ GEORGE P. MANSON, JR.
George P. Manson, Jr.