SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Martin Scott A.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ALBEMARLE CORPORATION
451 FLORIDA STREET

(Street)
BATON ROUGE LA 70801

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
03/01/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ALBEMARLE CORP [ ALB ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Vice President, Fine Chemistry
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 2,774 D
Common Stock 254 I Albemarle Savings Plan
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Unit (1) 03/11/2020 Common Stock 2,350 0(2) D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (3) 03/31/2019 Common Stock 18,000 22.45 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (4) 03/11/2020 Common Stock 4,000 41.94 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (5) 01/30/2021 Common Stock 4,400 56.16 D
Non-Qualified Stock Option (6) 02/24/2022 Common Stock 6,900 66.14 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Performance Units issued on 3/12/2010. Total of 4,700 Performance Units granted by Compensation Committee upon achievement of superior level of performance objectives. Performance Units vest over a 2 year period -- 50% vested on 2/24/2012 and 50% to vest on 1/1/2013.
2. Transaction has no purchase or sale price.
3. Stock Option granted on 4/01/2009 and will cliff vest on 4/01/2012.
4. Stock Option granted on 3/12/2010. Stock Option is to vest in 3 equal installments over 3 years: 1/3 vested on 3/12/2011, but not exercised; 1/3 to vest on 3/12/2012; 1/3 to vest on 3/12/2013.
5. Stock Option granted on 1/31/2011. Stock Option is to vest in 3 equal installments over 3 years: 1/3 vested on 1/31/2012, but not exercised; 1/3 to vest on 1/31/2013; 1/3 to vest on 3/12/2014.
6. Stock Option granted on 2/24/2012. Stock Option is to vest in 3 equal installments over 3 years: 2/24/2013, 2/24/2014, and 2/24/2015.
Remarks:
/s/ Karen G. Narwold, attorney in fact 03/05/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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