SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 26, 2010
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Section 2 Financial Information
|Item 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On July 26, 2010, Albemarle Corporation (the Company) issued a press release regarding its earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. A copy of this release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference. In addition, on July 27, 2010, the Company will hold a teleconference for analysts and media to discuss results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. The teleconference is webcast on the Companys website at www.albemarle.com.
The press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 includes presentations of earnings, per share amounts and effective income tax rates which exclude special items and one-time tax items, as well as presentations of segment operating profit and segment income. These are financial measures that are not required by, nor presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP), but are included to provide more reflective views of our operations, provide transparency to investors and enable period-to-period comparability of financial performance.
Our presentations of earnings, per share amounts and effective income tax rates which exclude special items and one-time tax items should not be considered as alternatives to earnings, per share amounts and effective tax rates, as determined in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, segment operating profit and segment income should not be considered as an alternative to operating profit or net income attributable to Albemarle Corporation, respectively, as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company has included in the press release reconciliation information for these measures to their most directly comparable financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
99.1 Press release, dated July 26, 2010, issued by the Company.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 26, 2010
|Nicole C. Daniel|
|Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary|
|99.1||Press release, dated July 26, 2010, issued by the Company.|