Albemarle samples its new GreenCrest polymeric flame retardant product to customers

  Albemarle samples its new GreenCrest polymeric flame retardant product to

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BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 21, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB), a leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame
retardants, confirms today that it is sampling its GreenCrest™ polymeric fire
safety solution from the commercial scale campaign to customers as scheduled.
GreenCrest is targeted for use in expanded (EPS) and extruded polystyrene
(XPS) applications. The Company expects to commercialize GreenCrest before the
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
sunset date in 2015.

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Albemarle's flame retardant business is part of the Company's fire safety
solutions within the Polymer Solutions business segment.

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,
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

"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

Contact: Albemarle Media Contact: Ashley Mendoza, (225) 388-7137,; Albemarle Investor Relations Contact: Lorin
Crenshaw, (225) 388-7322,
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