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Albemarle to Increase Price of Elemental Bromine and Hydrobromic Acid

Friday, October 01, 2010

Albemarle to Increase Price of Elemental Bromine and Hydrobromic Acid16:00 EDT Friday, October 01, 2010BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leading specialty chemicals maker, announced today that it will increase its global prices for elemental bromine by $500/mt and all grades of hydrobromic acid by $250/mt. The price increases will take effect November 1, 2010, or as contracts allow.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO )(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO )The global markets for these products continue to show strong growth.  These price increases will help justify investments to meet increasing demand, and ensure a sustainable future for these important chemicals.Albemarle's bromine and hydrobromic acid are part of the company's Performance Chemicals Division in the Fine Chemicals 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 recently selected Albemarle to its prestigious "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 2010.  Albemarle employs approximately 4,000 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. To learn more, visit www.albemarle.com. "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 CorporationFor further information: Media, Nikki Polk, +1-225-388-7059, Nikki.Polk@albemarle.com, or Investor Relations, Sandra Rodriguez, +1-225-388-7654, Sandra.Rodriguez@albemarle.com, both of Albemarle Corporation