BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leading provider of innovative and sustainable specialty chemical solutions, has earned a top ten spot on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "Industry Sector Best Corporate Citizens" list in the Materials category. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111129/MM14279LOGO) The "Industry Sector Best Corporate Citizens" list ranks companies by their performance in seven different categories including climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy. "It is certainly an honor to be named to this prestigious list," commented Luke Kissam, chief executive officer. "Albemarle strives to be the most sustainable chemical company in the world, and honors such as this are a testament to the efforts and hard work of our more than 4,000 employees. Each day, they dedicate their time and talents to delivering innovative solutions to our customers and giving back to the communities where we live and operate, and they do so in a way that positions Albemarle to continue to deliver on our commitments to stakeholders." 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 Chemistry. Corporate Responsibility Magazine selected Albemarle to its prestigious "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 2010, 2011 and 2013. Albemarle employs approximately 4,200 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle regularly posts information to www.albemarle.com, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings, and other information regarding the Company, its businesses and the markets we serve. "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.