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): May 9, 2012
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
451 Florida Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Albemarle Corporation (the Company) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders. During this meeting, shareholders of the Company were asked to consider and vote upon three proposals: (1) election of the nine nominees set forth in the 2012 Proxy Statement to the Companys Board of Directors, (2) ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2012, and (3) ratification of a non-binding advisory resolution approving the compensation of the Companys named executive officers.
As of the record date for the Annual Meeting, March 2, 2012, there were 89,118,918 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote, of which the holders of 80,915,161 shares of common stock were represented in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting. For each proposal, the results of the shareholder voting were as follows:
1. Election of directors. All of the nominees for directors were elected to serve for a term which expires at the annual meeting of shareholders in 2013, by the votes set forth in the table below.
Jim W. Nokes
William H. Hernandez
R. William Ide, III
Luther C. Kissam, IV
Joseph M. Mahady
Barry W. Perry
John Sherman, Jr.
Harriett Tee Taggart
Anne Marie Whittemore
There were 5,715,287 broker non-votes received for each nominee.
2. Ratification of appointment of independent registered public accounting firm. The shareholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, by the votes set forth in the table below.
The proposal to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC was a routine matter and, therefore, there were no broker non-votes relating to this matter.
3. Advisory vote on executive compensation. The shareholders ratified the non-binding advisory resolution approving the compensation of the Companys named executive officers by the votes set forth in the table below.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: May 9, 2012||By:|
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and