Albemarle to increase the price of ETHANOX 4716 antioxidant

Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:03pm EST

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BATON ROUGE, La.,  Feb. 28, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:
ALB), a leading developer and manufacturer of antioxidants for lubricants,
petroleum and biodiesel fuels, announced today that it will increase the price
of ETHANOX 4716 on all shipments globally by  $0.25/kg effective immediately, or
as contracts allow.

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ETHANOX antioxidants enhance the stability, improve the performance and extend
the storage life of  lubricants  and  fuels  used worldwide.  Albemarle's
antioxidants business is part of the Company's Polymer Solutions 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 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 Corporation


Media Contact: Ashley Mendoza, +1-225-388-7137, Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com;
Investor Relations Contact: Lorin Crenshaw, +1-225-388-7322,
Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com

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