Albemarle again named among Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens

         Albemarle again named among Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., April 22, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB), a leading provider of innovative and sustainable specialty chemical
solutions, has been selected as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's
"100 Best Corporate Citizens" for 2013. This is the third year that Albemarle
has been named to this prestigious list, which is widely accepted as the
world's most respected corporate responsibility ranking and one of the top
three most important business rankings in the United States.

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The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is compiled from scores based on seven
different categories including climate change, employee relations,
environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy.

"At Albemarle, being a responsible corporate citizen means that we are meeting
the demands of our stakeholders today while also preparing to meet what will
be the increased expectations of those stakeholders in the future," said Luke
Kissam, chief executive officer of Albemarle. "Our more than 4,000 global
employees put their ideas and innovations to work every day to meet the needs
of our customers in over 100 countries. And, they do this while staying true
to our core sustainability principles of operating safely, lessening our
environmental footprint, nurturing and developing fellow employees and
enhancing the communities where we live, work and raise our families.
Albemarle's ability to do these things while delivering solid returns to our
shareholders is proof that we are running our business the right way, and we
are honored to have been recognized for our efforts."

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

Companies appearing on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List are selected from
among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies, based on data provided by leading
environmental, social and governance investor data firm, IW Financial. The
open and transparent methodology of the list is governed by a Methodology
Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) and is
made available publicly at http://www.thecro.com. The 100 Best List was first
published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine and has been managed by the
Corporate Responsibility Officers Association and Corporate Responsibility
Magazine since 2007.

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, 2011 and 2013. Albemarle employs
approximately 4,300 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 Contact: Ashley Mendoza, (225) 388-7137,
Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com; Investor Relations Contact: Lorin Crenshaw,
(225) 388-7322, Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com