Albemarle receives prestigious LEED Gold certification

June 28, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that it has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its recently completed headquarter office project in Charlotte, NC.

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The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices in green building. Albemarle achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in the following categories: water efficiency, energy use and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

"We are proud to receive this designation for our headquarter office," said Luke Kissam, Albemarle's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "From the beginning, our goal was to create a workplace that would inspire creativity, foster collaboration and generate pride for our employees. Thanks to our dedicated project team, we have accomplished this goal, and we have done so in a way that demonstrates Albemarle's commitment to sustainability."

The project, completed in June 2016, features 47,000-square-feet of office space spread over two floors of the Capitol Towers development in Charlotte's SouthPark neighborhood. The South Tower building, in which Albemarle Corporation is located, also received LEED Gold certification in April of last year.

Project partners include: Lincoln Harris, property owner and manager; LS3P, architectural design; and Shelco, building and construction services.

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 4,100 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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