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) March 21, 2006 (March 20, 2006)
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Section 8 Other Events
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On March 20, 2006, Albemarle Corporation (the Company) issued a press release announcing, among other things, that an arbitral tribunal has ruled in favor of Albemarle France SAS and Albemarle PPC, wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, in the action brought by them against Sanofi-Aventis before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, in Paris, France, concerning certain environmental matters at Albemarle PPCs site in Thann, France.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01. Financial Statement and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release, dated March 20, 2006, 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: March 21, 2006
|Luther C. Kissam, IV|
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
|99.1||Press release, dated March 20,2006, issued by the Company.|