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Albemarle Corp (ALB.N)

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Albemarle Announces Changes To Global Business Unit Leadership
Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 06:45am EDT 

July 25 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp ::ALBEMARLE ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO GLOBAL BUSINESS UNIT LEADERSHIP.ALBEMARLE CORP - ERIC NORRIS BECOMES PRESIDENT, LITHIUM.ALBEMARLE CORP - ERIC NORRIS BECOMES PRESIDENT, LITHIUM.ALBEMARLE CORP - RAPHAEL CRAWFORD, PRESIDENT, BROMINE SPECIALTIES, WILL TRANSITION FROM HIS CURRENT POSITION TO TAKE ON ROLE OF PRESIDENT, CATALYSTS.ALBEMARLE CORP - NAMED NETHA JOHNSON TO SUCCEED CRAWFORD AS PRESIDENT, BROMINE SPECIALTIES.ALBEMARLE CORP - CHANGES TO ITS GLOBAL BUSINESS UNIT LEADERSHIP TEAM, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2018.  Full Article

Albemarle Corp,Albemarle Global Finance Company SCA, Albemarle Europe SPRL On June 21 Entered Into $1 Billion 5-Year,Revolving, Unsecured Credit Facility
Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018 04:27pm EDT 

June 27 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp ::ALBEMARLE CORP-ON JUNE 21, CO,ALBEMARLE GLOBAL FINANCE COMPANY SCA, ALBEMARLE EUROPE SPRL ENTERED INTO $1 BILLION 5-YEAR,REVOLVING, UNSECURED CREDIT FACILITY.ALBEMARLE CORP-NEW CREDIT FACILITY REPLACES CERTAIN CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF FEB 7, 2014, THAT WAS DUE TO MATURE ON FEBRUARY 7, 2020- SEC FILING.ALBEMARLE CORP - PRIOR CREDIT FACILITY WAS UNDRAWN AS OF JUNE 20, 2018.ALBEMARLE CORP - NEW CREDIT FACILITY MATURES ON JUNE 21, 2023.  Full Article

Albemarle, Sinopec Catalyst And Sinopec FRIPP Sign Heads Of Agreement In Field Of Hydrocracking
Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 04:15pm EDT 

June 20 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp ::ALBEMARLE CORPORATION, SINOPEC CATALYST COMPANY AND SINOPEC FUSHUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICALS SIGN HEADS OF AGREEMENT IN FIELD OF HYDROCRACKING.ALBEMARLE CORP - SIGNED A HEADS OF AGREEMENT IN FIELD OF HEAVY FEEDSTOCK HYDROCRACKING FOR COMPANY'S CATALYSTS BUSINESS UNIT.ALBEMARLE CORP - COOPERATION WITH SINOPEC CATALYST CO, SINOPEC FRIPP WILL BE WORLDWIDE AND ON A NON-EXCLUSIVE BASIS.  Full Article

Albemarle Says Entered Agreements Relating To An Uncollared Accelerated Share Repurchase Program
Monday, 14 May 2018 04:52pm EDT 

May 14 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp ::ALBEMARLE CORP - ON MAY 11, ENTERED AGREEMENTS RELATING TO AN UNCOLLARED ACCELERATED SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM - SEC FILING.ALBEMARLE - PURSUANT TO TERMS, WILL PURCHASE $250 MILLION OF ITS COMMON STOCK; TO ACQUIRE SHARES UNDER REPURCHASE PROGRAM PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY BOARD.ALBEMARLE CORP - PURCHASES WILL BE FUNDED THROUGH AVAILABLE CASH ON HAND.ALBEMARLE CORP - ASR PROGRAM IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY END OF Q3 OF 2018.  Full Article

Albemarle lithium customers push for longer contracts - CEO
Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:32am EDT 

May 10 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp ::ALBEMARLE CORP CONTINUES TO SEE GLOBAL LITHIUM DEMAND AT OVER 800,000 METRIC TONS IN 2025 - CEO LUKE KISSAM.ALBEMARLE LITHIUM EXPANSION PLAN NOT ABOUT MARKET SHARE GAIN, AIMED AT MEETING LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMERS - CEO.ALBEMARLE LITHIUM EXPANSION PROJECTS REMAIN "ON TRACK" WITH 2018 SPENDING SEEN AT $550-$675 MILLION - CEO.ALBEMARLE CONTINUES TO SEE OVERALL 2018 LITHIUM PRICING RISING OVER 2017 BY HIGH SINGLE DIGITS ON PERCENTAGE BASIS - PRESIDENT JOHN MITCHELL.ALBEMARLE SEEING BATTERY, CATHODE CUSTOMERS PUSHING FOR LONGER SUPPLY CONTRACTS, FROM 3-5 YEARS TO 10 YEARS - PRESIDENT MITCHELL.ALBEMARLE HAS ALMOST 100 PERCENT OF 2018 LITHIUM VOLUME COMMITTED IN LONG-TERM CONTRACTS - PRESIDENT MITCHELL.ALBEMARLE CONTINUES TO SEE 2018 LITHIUM ADJUSTED EBITDA MARGIN AVERAGING +40 PERCENT - CEO.  Full Article

Albemarle Declares Force Majeure On Shortage Of Key Raw Materials In Urethane Supply Chain
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 04:45pm EDT 

April 19 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp ::ALBEMARLE DECLARES FORCE MAJEURE DUE TO SHORTAGE OF KEY RAW MATERIALS IN URETHANE SUPPLY CHAIN.ALBEMARLE CORP - DOES NOT EXPECT FORCE MAJEURE TO AFFECT PREVIOUSLY COMMUNICATED FULL-YEAR GUIDANCE FOR COMPANY.  Full Article

Prudential Financial Reports 7.3 Pct Passive Stake In Albemarle Corp As Of Dec 31, 2017
Friday, 19 Jan 2018 12:54pm EST 

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp ::PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL,INC REPORTS A 7.3 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ALBEMARLE CORP AS OF DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING.  Full Article

Albemarle Enters Into Agreement To Sell Portion Of Performance Catalysts Solutions To W. R. Grace & Co.
Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 05:00pm EST 

Dec 14 (Reuters) - W. R. Grace & Co ::ALBEMARLE ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO SELL PORTION OF PERFORMANCE CATALYSTS SOLUTIONS TO W. R. GRACE & CO..ALBEMARLE - W.R. GRACE TO ASSUME LEASE & OPERATIONS AT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN BATON ROUGE, OPERATIONS AT YEOSU, SOUTH KOREA SITE.ALBEMARLE - ORGANOMETALLICS AND CURATIVES PORTIONS OF PERFORMANCE CATALYSTS SOLUTIONS BUSINESS WILL REMAIN WITH CO.  Full Article

Grace To Acquire Polyolefin Catalysts Business
Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 05:00pm EST 

Dec 14 (Reuters) - W. R. Grace & Co ::GRACE TO ACQUIRE POLYOLEFIN CATALYSTS BUSINESS.W. R. GRACE & CO - DEAL FOR $416 MILLION.W. R. GRACE & CO - EXPECTS TO FINANCE TRANSACTION WITH A COMBINATION OF DEBT AND CASH.W. R. GRACE - SIGNED AGREEMENT TO BUY POLYOLEFIN CATALYSTS BUSINESS OF ALBEMARLE.  Full Article

Albemarle posts Q3 earnings per share $1.06
Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 05:05pm EST 

Nov 8 (Reuters) - Albemarle Corp :Albemarle continues double digit growth in third quarter.Q3 adjusted earnings per share $1.08 from continuing operations.Q3 earnings per share $1.06.Q3 sales $754.9 million versus i/b/e/s view $732 million.Q3 earnings per share view $1.07 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Lithium and advanced materials reported net sales of $343.6 million in q3 of 2017, an increase of 42.9% from q3 2016​.Bromine specialties reported net sales of $212.9 million in Q3 of 2017, an increase of 9.5% from q3 2016​.Sees 2017 net sales in range of $3.00 billion to $3.05 bln‍​.Refining solutions reported net sales of $170.3 million in q3 of 2017, a decrease of 10.6% from net sales of $190.5 million in q3 of 2016​.Sees 2017 adjusted eps (per diluted share) in range of $4.40 to $4.50‍​.In quarter, ‍hurricane harvey reduced adjusted ebitda by $11 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share by $0.07​.FY 2017 earnings per share view $4.38, revenue view $2.95 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

RPT-EXPLAINER-What's next as Tianqi, SQM face off in Chile court

SANTIAGO, Oct 12 Chile's Constitutional Court on Oct. 11 put the brakes on a $4 billion deal allowing the sale of a coveted 24 percent stake in top lithium producer SQM to China's Tianqi Lithium Corp, after its controlling shareholder filed a lawsuit.