Albemarle employees' efforts to build, maintain and preserve wildlife habitats achieve national certification

Albemarle employees' efforts to build, maintain and preserve wildlife habitats
                        achieve national certification

PR Newswire

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 25, 2013

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The efforts of employees from
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB),a leading provider of innovative and
sustainable specialty chemical solutions, to build, maintain and preserve
wildlife habitats achieved national recognition at the 25^th Annual Wildlife
Habitat Council (WHC) Symposium. Together with the WHC, employees at multiple
Albemarle sites have created wildlife habitat and conservation programs on the
company's properties to provide a tangible benefit to the natural ecosystems.

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Albemarle's manufacturing sites in Orangeburg, South Carolina; Tyrone,
Pennsylvania and Magnolia, Arkansas received Corporate Lands for Learning
recertification from the WHC for their efforts in wildlife habitat
conservation. This designation recognizes the learning opportunities created
by the sites' commitment to environmental conservation and efforts to increase
native biodiversity. Due to the strength of their programs, each site was
certified for three years, the maximum time possible.

The three sites are also Wildlife at Work certified, which provides structure
for corporate-driven cooperative efforts between management, employees and
community members to create, conserve and restore wildlife habitats on
corporate lands. This year, the Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Project at
Albemarle's Process Development Center (PDC) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
achieved Wildlife at Work certification for the first time, making it the
fourth Albemarle location to attain this designation. The newly created
habitat at the PDC provides space for native pond cypress trees along a lake
shoreline located adjacent to the site, as well as native wildflowers and
grasses.

As a specialty chemicals company, Albemarle recognizes that as its global
presence increases, so does its responsibility for protecting the environment
for future generations. "We are pleased to know that the commitment of our
employees to better the planet and protect the areas where we live and work
has been recognized by such a commendable organization," commented Niomi
Krzystowczyk, Albemarle Division Vice President, Health, Safety and
Environmental. "Our employees dedicate their talents and countless hours
enhancing these areas, and it is truly an honor for their work to be
recognized."

Originally certified in 2008, Orangeburg's site includes 135 acres of natural,
wooded area where visitors have the opportunity to use a learning center and
trail system to learn about local wildlife. The increased wildlife presence
also affords the site a low maintenance way to manage the pond areas. This
year, the site was selected as the winner of a special award for their
pollinator garden efforts.

In Tyrone, the Albemarle Nature Trail – a 3/4-mile loop through a 50-acre
section of forest, open meadow and wetlands formed by a beaver dam on Cook
Hollow Creek – is home to a wide variety of animal and plant species and has
been a WHC-certified Corporate Wildlife Habitat since 2008.

Located on 2,300 acres in southwest Arkansas, Albemarle's Magnolia sites
include approximately 200 acres of land dedicated to wildlife habitat programs
in the form of artificial marshes and wetlands. This site's efforts have been
certified by the WHC since 2006.

The Wildlife Habitat Council is a nonprofit, non-lobbying 501(c)(3) group of
corporations, conservation organizations, and individuals dedicated to
restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat. For more information, visit WHC
online at www.wildlifehc.org.

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