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Albemarle names D. Michael Wilson president, Catalyst Solutions



       Albemarle names D. Michael Wilson president, Catalyst Solutions

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 23, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals market, announced today that
D. Michael Wilson has joined the company as senior vice president of Albemarle
and president of Catalyst Solutions, effective October 1, 2013. In this role,
Mr. Wilson will lead all aspects of Albemarle's Catalyst Solutions global
business unit with responsibility for its financial performance and long-term
strategy.

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Michael joins Albemarle after a successful career with FMC Corporation where
he most recently served as president of the Specialty Chemicals Group.  At
FMC, Michael held a number of executive roles, including leadership of the
Industrial Chemicals Group and the Lithium division. Prior to joining FMC,
Michael's career progressed through a variety of general management, sales and
operational leadership roles with the Wausau Paper Corporation and Rexam, Inc.
He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and an MBA from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill.  In addition to his professional accomplishments, Michael is
also an active civic leader.   

"I am extremely pleased to add an executive with Michael's breadth and depth
to Albemarle's leadership team," commented Luke Kissam, Albemarle's chief
executive officer.  "Michael's market-focused and customer-centric approach
for expanding the catalyst business is perfectly aligned with our strategy. 
He shares Albemarle's values, particularly related to customer and partner
relationships, and this will enable us to be successful as we work to
aggressively grow the catalyst business."  

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 4,200 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; or Investor Relations Contact: Lorin Crenshaw,
(225) 388-7322, Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com
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