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Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

                    Albemarle announces quarterly dividend

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 9, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.20
per share. The dividend is payable January 1, 2013, to shareholders of record
at the close of business as of December 14, 2012.

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About Albemarle

Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading
global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly-engineered specialty
chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging,
construction, automotive/transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop protection,
food-safety and custom chemistry services. The Company is committed to global
sustainability and is advancing its eco-practices and solutions in its three
business segments, Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry. Corporate
Responsibility Magazine selected Albemarle to its prestigious "100 Best
Corporate Citizens" list for 2010 and 2011. Albemarle employs approximately
4,000 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle
regularly posts information to www.albemarle.com, including notification of
events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts,
Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings, and other information regarding the
Company, its businesses and the markets we serve.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: Statements in this press release regarding Albemarle Corporation's
business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that
involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained
in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual
Report on Form 10-K.

SOURCE Albemarle Corporation

Website: http://www.albemarle.com
Contact: Media, Ashley Mendoza, +1-225-388-7137, Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com
or Investor Relations, Lorin Crenshaw, +1-225-388-7322,
Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com