Albemarle executive named one of Charlotte's top Women in Business

March 17, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, proudly announces that executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Karen G. Narwold, has been selected as a winner of the 2017 Women in Business Achievement Awards for the Charlotte region. Sponsored by the Charlotte Business Journal, this annual awards program is intended to identify and honor the area's most influential businesswomen and specifically recognizes those who are making a difference in the workplace and blazing trails for others.

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"As a senior leader in our organization, Karen has a profound impact on both our businesses and our employees," commented Albemarle's chairman, president and CEO, Luke Kissam.  "We are continually inspired by her commitment to power the potential of Albemarle, and I am pleased to congratulate her on this noteworthy accomplishment."

Narwold joined Albemarle in September 2010, as general counsel and corporate secretary and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility during her time with the company. She has over 25 years of legal, management and business experience with global industrial and chemical companies, including GrafTech International Ltd., a global graphite and carbon manufacturer and former subsidiary of Union Carbide, and Barzel Industries, a North American steel processor and distributor.

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About Albemarle
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts. We power the potential of companies in many of the world's largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics.  Working side-by-side with our customers, we develop value-added, customized solutions that make them more competitive. Our solutions combine the finest technology and ingredients with the knowledge and know-how of our highly experienced and talented team of operators, scientists and engineers.

Discovering and implementing new and better performance-based sustainable solutions is what motivates all of us. We think beyond business-as-usual to drive innovations that create lasting value. Albemarle employs approximately 4,500 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. We regularly post information to, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, non-GAAP reconciliations, SEC filings and other information regarding our company, its businesses and the markets it serves.

"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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