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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) August 12, 2010 (August 11, 2010)
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Section 5 Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On August 12, 2010, Albemarle Corporation (the Company) announced that Richard J. Diemer, Jr., the Companys Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will resign from the Company to pursue other professional interests. Mr. Diemer served in this role since 2005 and will remain with the Company until August 31, 2010.
The Companys Board of Directors has elected Richard G. Fishman to succeed Mr. Diemer as the Companys interim Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Fishman, 58, currently serves as the Companys Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Tax Counsel, a position he has held since February 18, 2009. Mr. Fishman joined the Company on May 22, 2006 and previously served as the Companys Vice President Tax and Chief Tax Counsel. Before joining the Company, he served nearly 18 years with Honeywell International Inc. (formerly known as AlliedSignal Inc.) in various tax positions, most recently as Director of International Taxation & Associate General Tax Counsel.
William B. Allen, Jr., 46, who currently serves as the Companys Vice President and Controller, has been designated as the Companys principal accounting officer. Mr. Allen was elected Vice President and Corporate Controller on May 13, 2009. Mr. Allen had previously served as the Companys Chief Financial Officer for its Catalysts and Fine Chemicals divisions from January 2006 until April 2009 and Corporate Controller from September 2003 until December 2005. Mr. Allen held various other financial positions of increasing responsibility since joining the Company in May of 1994, including Director of Finance for the Companys European operations from April 1997 until June 2002.
The press release issued on August 12, 2010, by the Company announcing the changes discussed above is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01. Financial Statement and Exhibits.
99.1 Press release issued on August 12, 2010, 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: August 12, 2010
/s/ Nicole C. Daniel
|Nicole C. Daniel|
|Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary|
|99.1||Press release, dated August 12, 2010, issued by the Company.|