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) December 14, 2016
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Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On December 14, 2016, Albemarle Corporation (the "Company") completed the previously announced sale of its Chemetall Surface Treatment business to BASF SE in consideration of approximately $3.2 billion in cash, less estimated purchase price adjustments, pursuant to the terms of the Share Purchase Agreement dated June 17, 2016 among the Company and BASF SE. The pro forma financial information required by Item 9.01(b) of Form 8-K is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.
Unaudited pro forma condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2016 and unaudited pro forma consolidated statements of income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 and year ended December 31, 2015 are filed as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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: December 14, 2016
/s/ Scott A. Tozier
Scott A. Tozier
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer