Albemarle to increase prices of clear brine fluids

              Albemarle to increase prices of clear brine fluids

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 17, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 17, 2012 /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
its line of WELLBROM^® clear brine fluids by 15%. The price increases are
effective immediately, or as contracts allow, on the following products:

  oWELLBROM^® sodium bromide fluid
  oWELLBROM^® calcium bromide fluid
  oWELLBROM^® zinc bromide/calcium bromide fluid

Albemarle's clear brine fluids are part of the company's Performance Chemicals
division within the Fine Chemistry business segment. These products provide
high value in oilfield, clean energy, water treatment and other applications.


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. Albemarle 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, 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

Contact: Ashley Mendoza, +1-225-388-7137,; or
Investor Relations Contact, Lorin Crenshaw, +1-225-388-7322,
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