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Albemarle Announces Quarterly Dividend

Friday, October 15, 2010

Albemarle Announces Quarterly Dividend09:20 EDT Friday, October 15, 2010BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend is payable January 1, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business as of December 15, 2010.  (Logo: )(Logo: )About AlbemarleAlbemarle 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 "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 Contact: Ashley Mendoza, +1-225-388-7137,, Investor Relations Contact: Sandra Rodriguez, +1-225-388-7654,