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Albemarle names Karen G. Narwold Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

BATON ROUGE, La., May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation ALB, +1.63% a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, today announced that current Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate & Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary Karen G. Narwold has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the company, effective immediately.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Narwold will lead the company's legal, government and regulatory affairs, IT, communications and human resources groups.

Narwold joined Albemarle in September 2010, as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and has assumed increasing responsibilities during her time with the company, including time spent managing Corporate Development and Strategy and Health, Safety and Environmental Management. Narwold has over 25 years of legal, management and business experience with global industrial and chemical companies, including previous positions at GrafTech International Ltd., a global graphite and carbon manufacturer and former subsidiary of Union Carbide, and Barzel...