Albemarle recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards "W" Company for the year 2012

 Albemarle recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards "W" Company for the year 2012

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 20, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB) announced today that it has received the W Company award from the 2020
Women on Boards organization. This award is given to companies that recognize
the importance of board diversity and have at least 20% women on their board
of directors.

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"We are pleased to be recognized for our corporate commitment to diversity.
That commitment is also evidenced by the number of women in management and
senior executive roles at Albemarle," said Susan Kelliher, Albemarle senior
vice president, human resources. "Diversity is something that benefits our
entire organization, from top to bottom. It is truly an honor for Albemarle to
be recognized by 2020 Women on Boards as a 'W' company for the year."

2020 Women on Boards is a non-profit grassroots campaign committed to
increasing the percentage of women who serve on public company boards to 20%
or greater by the year 2020. In a letter to Albemarle, executive director
Malli Gero and chair Stephanie Sonnabend wrote, "We appreciate your commitment
to good corporate governance practices."

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: Albemarle Media Contact: Ashley Mendoza, +1-225-388-7137,
Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com; Albemarle Investor Relations Contact: Lorin
Crenshaw, +1-225-388-7322, Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com