BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) was recently added to Standard and Poor's High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index, which is comprised of companies within the S&P Composite 1500 that have consistently raised their dividend payouts for twenty years or more.
"Since the formal incorporation of Albemarle over twenty years ago, our sustained financial success has driven consistent dividend growth for our shareholders," stated Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Scott Tozier. "With the recent strategic additions of Rockwood Lithium and Chemetall Surface Treatment to our catalyst and bromine franchises, we are confident in our ability to continue this trend into the future."
Albemarle is now one of 95 companies included in this prestigious index.
Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a premier specialty chemicals company with leading positions in attractive end markets around the world. With a broad customer reach and diverse end markets, Albemarle develops, manufactures and markets technologically advanced and high value added products, including lithium and lithium compounds, bromine and derivatives, catalysts and surface treatment chemistries used in a wide range of applications including consumer electronics, flame retardants, metal processing, plastics, contemporary and alternative transportation vehicles, refining, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction and custom chemistry services. Albemarle is focused on delivering differentiated, performance-based technologies that deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. The Company employs approximately 6,900 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 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 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.