Gerald Steiner elected to Albemarle board

                  Gerald Steiner elected to Albemarle board

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., June 10, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB) announced today that its board of directors has elected Gerald A. Steiner
to the board, effective July 1, 2013.

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"Jerry brings a wealth of global business, strategy and corporate affairs
experience to an already strong and diverse board of directors," commented Jim
W. Nokes, Albemarle's chairman of the board of directors.

"We are excited to have Jerry join the Albemarle team," said Luke Kissam,
Albemarle's CEO. "Jerry's twenty-five plus years of experience with Monsanto
will serve Albemarle and its shareholders well."

Mr. Steiner is the executive vice president, Sustainability and Corporate
Affairs of Monsanto Company. He is also a founder and board member of the
Global Harvest Initiative, a public-private initiative whose mission is to
sustainably double agricultural production by 2050. Mr. Steiner is a member
of the CropLife International Plant Biotechnology Strategy Council and an
executive committee member of the Council for Biotechnology Information. He
is also a board and executive committee member and serves as chair of the Food
and Agriculture Section of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Mr.
Steiner has been a director of The Keystone Center since 2004. Mr. Steiner
received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from Washington
University.

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