Albemarle recognizes excellence in innovation

                Albemarle recognizes excellence in innovation

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., April 24, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, recently hosted its
fifth annual Technology Days in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The four day event,
which kicked off on April 8^th, provided an opportunity for Albemarle
employees from around the world to share knowledge, discuss R&D strategies,
and present findings on new technologies and products under development. The
highlight of the event was an awards banquet where employees were recognized
for their outstanding achievements in four separate categories: Patents, Green
Chemistry and Engineering, Technology and Commercialized Products. This year,
187 of our more than 4300 employees received awards.

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"With over 33% of our revenues derived from sales of new products and 163 new
patents awarded to Albemarle in 2012, it is clear that the knowledge and
creativity of our employees is driving the future success of our company,"
said Dave Clary, Chief Sustainability Officer at Albemarle. "This event
continues to encourage collaboration and innovation and to recognize our
employees' contributions to not only Albemarle and the specialty chemicals
industry, but also the world in which we live."

"Technology Days has become a catalyst for the development of innovative
solutions at Albemarle," said Peggy Matherne, Global R&D Director at
Albemarle. "Each year, we hear from some of the brightest minds in the
industry as they discuss their ideas for improving the science behind what we
do. It is these ideas that form the basis of our next-generation products and
technologies."

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