Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services continues expansion in Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services continues expansion in Tyrone, Pennsylvania

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 7, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered
specialty chemicals and services, announced today that its Fine Chemistry
Services (FCS) business has approved and begun construction on another
expansion of its Tyrone, Pennsylvania custom manufacturing facility.

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"This $30 million expansion adds new capacity to the site for custom
manufacturing projects, but more importantly, will improve the infrastructure
to allow for future incremental and low-cost expansions as we gain new
projects from customers. This rapid response and flexibility are hallmarks of
the Tyrone operating culture," says Randy Andrews, Tyrone Site manager.

"We are pleased once again to expand the Tyrone site to serve the growing
product needs of our customers. This expansion comes shortly after our
earlier expansion that began operation in November 2012 and will fuel the
continued growth of FCS's custom manufacturing business. We are anxious to
take advantage of the eventual 40% increase in reactor capacity. The first
increment of new capacity will be operational late in the first quarter of
2014," said David DeCuir, FCS Business Director.

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.

Albemarle's Fine Chemistry Services (FCS) division is an innovative,
full-service provider of fine chemicals to the world's leading companies
across the pharmaceutical, agrichemical, and specialty materials markets.
Albemarle's FCS division helps global customers complete hundreds of
successful projects through a powerful combination of proven chemistry
expertise, game-changing process development, high-quality custom
manufacturing and exceptional service. From innovative R&D to
commercial-scale production, Albemarle's FCS division delivers the knowledge,
experience, resources, creativity and service you need to move products to
market faster and accelerate your business. To learn more about Albemarle's
FCS division, please visit www.albemarle.com/fcs.

"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: Ashley Mendoza, +1-225-388-7137, Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com, or
Lorin Crenshaw, Investor Relations, +1-225-388-7322,
Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com