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Albemarle's Pasadena, Texas Site Honored as 'Industry of the Month' by the City of Pasadena

Award Follows Albemarle Corporation's Recent Recognition as one of the '100 Best Corporate Citizens' for 2010

Published 07-15-10

Submitted by Albemarle Corporation

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global leader in delivering innovative specialty chemicals, clean energy solutions and outstanding sustainability practices, announced today that its facility in Pasadena, Texas has been chosen as "Industry of the Month" by the Pasadena City Council. The award honors outstanding corporate citizenship, particularly in the areas of volunteerism and contributions of both time and resources to worthy organizations. The recognition follows Albemarle Corporation's recent selection as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" for 2010.

With more than 300 employees, Albemarle's Pasadena facility has been in operation for more than 50 years. During this time, the site has also established an equally impressive history of community service. Recent activities include:

  • Assembling over 500 bikes to be given to needy children
  • Supporting mentoring programs at local high schools
  • Hosting annual science experiments/demonstrations at local schools
  • Providing financial contributions to the community to support initiatives such as summer camps promoting science to young girls
  • Supporting various requests from the community for time and resources
  • Participating in the Pasadena Industrial Network, a group of business leaders who work together to find opportunities that need financial support or that could benefit from the time and talents of the companies' employees

Johnny Isbell, Pasadena's Mayor, presented Michael Brown, Plant Manager for Albemarle's Pasadena site, with the award. "We certainly appreciate what you do," said Mayor Isbell during the presentation. "We know you furnish jobs for many of our residents"¦but you also go above and beyond to give back to the community they live in. It means a lot to us, and we thank you."

"We try to give back to the community, whether it's financially or through activities we support, from a volunteering perspective or by utilizing the talents our employees have," said Brown. "We're excited to be in Pasadena and to be working with the various organizations, school systems and other programs we support that make Pasadena a better place -- much like the products we manufacture do for the rest of the world."

"We thank the City of Pasadena for recognizing our employees' commitment to making a difference in our community," Brown continued. "Their dedication has helped establish Albemarle as a leader in corporate citizenship at work, at home and in our neighborhoods."

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 Chemicals. 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.

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