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Press release from PR Newswire

Albemarle® to Increase Price of Metal Alkyls

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Albemarle® to Increase Price of Metal Alkyls16:05 EDT Thursday, June 02, 2011BATON ROUGE, La., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global leader in the production of organometallic compounds used in the polyolefin, chemical synthesis, and electronics industries, announced today that it will increase global prices of the neat portion of its metal alkyl products by 15% effective July 1, 2011, or as contracts allow.  Prices for solvent blends of metal alkyls will also be increased as needed. This price increase will further Albemarle's investment in the production of quality products, safe shipping, and efficient global distribution.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO )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 and 2011.  Albemarle employs approximately 4,000 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 CorporationFor further information: Media, Ashley Mendoza, +1-225-388-7137, Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com, or Investor Relations, Sandra Rodriguez, +1-225-388-7654, Sandra.Rodriguez@albemarle.com, both of Albemarle