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Albemarle names new Executive Vice President

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Albemarle Corporation has announced that current Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate & Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Karen G. Narwold, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the company, effective immediately.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Narwold will lead the company's legal, government and regulatory affairs, IT, communications and human resources groups.

Narwold joined Albemarle in September 2010, as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and has assumed increasing responsibilities during her time with the company, including time spent managing Corporate Development and Strategy and Health, Safety and Environmental Management. Narwold has over 25 years of legal, management and business experience with global industrial and chemical companies, including previous positions at 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.

"Karen works with tireless pursuit of excellence in all that she does," said Luke Kissam, President and CEO. "She shows infallible judgment and analytical and problem solving skills. Throughout her career, she has proven that even in the most challenging situations, she will succeed and enable the others around her to be successful. I look forward to her contributions in this expanded leadership role," Kissam added.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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