Rockwood Holdings Acquisition

A letter from Luke Kissam to our valued customers regarding the successful closure of the Rockwood Holdings acquisition:


451 Florida Street 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801-1765 
Telephone: 225-388-8011
Facsimile:  225-388-7686

  January 12, 2015

Dear Valued Customer,

As you may be aware, Albemarle recently completed the successful acquisition of Rockwood Holdings. Rockwood is the parent company of both Rockwood Lithium, a leading provider of lithium, cesium, barium and zirconium compounds, and Chemetall, a global market leader in the surface treatment industry.

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As a valued customer of Albemarle, we want to reaffirm our commitment to providing the same innovative chemical solutions and superior customer service you have come to expect from us.  We also want to assure you that your current Albemarle contacts will remain the same.

About the Transaction

By joining forces with Rockwood Holdings, we have created a top-tier specialty chemicals company with leading positions in four key growth businesses – lithium, catalysts, bromine and surface treatment.  In addition to its leading product set, Rockwood shares our focus on innovation, superior customer service and high standards for performance and execution.  This shared approach will enable the combined company to deliver a broader range of customized, performance-based chemical solutions to better serve you, our valued customer.  This transaction will accelerate Albemarle’s growth, enhancing our customer reach and diversity across end markets, geographies and technologies.  We firmly believe that Rockwood represents the ideal partner for Albemarle. 

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact your Albemarle representative.  As always, thank you for your continued support. 


Luke Kissam

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Last Updated: 1/13/2015 12:19:21 PM