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Last $47.43 USD
Change Today +1.28 / 2.77%
Volume 1.0M
As of 8:04 PM 10/5/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. The company’s Performance Chemicals segment offers brominated flame retardants under the Saytex brand; mineral-based flame retardants under the Martinal and Magnifin brands; and elemental bromine, alkyl bromides, inorganic bromides, brominated powdered activated carbon, and bromine fine chemicals that are used in chemical synthesis, oil and gas well drilling and completion fluids, mercury control, paper manufacturing, water purification, beef and poultry processing, and various other industrial applications. This segment also provides tertiary amines for surfactants, biocides, disinfectants, and sanitizers; aluminum oxides for use in various refractory, ceramic, and polishing applications; plastic and other additives comprising curatives; and supplies fine chemistry products and performance chemicals for pharmaceutical and agricultural use, as well as offers custom manufacturing, research, and chemical scale-up services for companies. Its Catalyst Solutions Segment provides refinery catalysts, such as hydroprocessing catalysts, fluidized catalytic cracking catalysts, and additives. This segment also offers performance catalyst solutions, including organometallic co-catalysts and metallocene components and co-catalysts; single-site catalysts; Ziegler-Natta catalysts under the Advantage brand; electronic materials consisting of metal organic products and other products; and chemical catalysts used in the chemical industry. The company serves petroleum refining, consumer electronics, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food safety, and custom chemistry service markets. Albemarle Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

3,625 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/2/15
Founded in 1994

albemarle corp (ALB) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $457.6K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Cor...
Total Annual Compensation: $415.0K
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy &...
Total Annual Compensation: $361.2K
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Total Annual Compensation: $406.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

albemarle corp (ALB) Key Developments

Albemarle Corporation Enters in to Loan Agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A

On September 14, 2015, Albemarle Corporation announced that the company has entered into a term loan agreement among the company, as the borrower, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and the lenders party thereto. The credit agreement provided for unsecured term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $1.25 billion and a five-year term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $950 million, the net proceeds of which, together with other funds available to the company, are intended to be used to redeem in full the $1,249,340,000 aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 4.625% Senior Notes Due 2020, issued by Rockwood Specialties Group Inc. at a redemption price of 103.469% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes redeemed to, but not including, the redemption date of October 15, 2015. The term loans under the 364-Day Facility will mature on 364 days after the date that such funds are loaned under the credit agreement and the five-year facility will mature on the fifth anniversary of the date that such funds are loaned under the credit agreement. The loans under the Credit Agreement will bear interest equal to, at the option of the company, LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 1.000% to 1.875% per annum depending upon the long-term, unsecured, senior, non-credit enhanced debt rating of the company or the Base Rate plus a margin of 0.000% to 0.875% per annum depending upon the long-term, unsecured, senior, non-credit enhanced debt rating of the company. The term loans under the 364-Day facility are required to be repaid on the maturity date of the 364-Day facility. The term loans under the five-year facility are required to be repaid in equal quarterly installments on the last business day of each of March, June, September and December, beginning with September 30, 2016, and ending with the last such day to occur prior to the maturity date of the five-year facility, in an aggregate principal amount equal to in the case of each payment date occurring on or after the first anniversary and prior to the second anniversary of the funding date of the five-year facility, 1.25% of the aggregate principal amount of such loans and in the case of each Payment Date occurring on or after the second anniversary of the funding date of the five-year facility, equal to 2.5% of the aggregate principal amount of such loans. The credit agreement also requires the company to prepay outstanding term loans, in connection with the company's previously announced divestitures of its minerals, fine chemistry services and metal sulfides lines of business. The credit agreement contains certain customary affirmative and negative covenants.

Albemarle Corporation Announces Production Expansion Plan for Lithium Battery Materials

Albemarle Corporation announced its intention to add up to 50,000 metric tons of mineral conversion production capacity to significantly boost battery grade lithium production to meet the growing needs of the energy storage market, in particular for customers in the global transportation industry utilizing lithium ion battery technology. This expansion plan is expected to further solidify Albemarle's cost leadership position in the growing market for lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide. The new plant is expected to come on stream in multiple phases and will source spodumene ore from Albemarle's joint venture in Greenbushes, Australia.

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