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July 15, 2014
08:54 EDTROC, ALBAlbemarle says Rockwood merge to be accretive to cash earnings in first year
Albemarle (ALB) says it views its merge with Rockwood (ROC) as a "decisive move." Says transactions accelerates growth, enhances earnings profile and doubles Albemarle's size. Expects revenue growth to be well above GDP. Says "well positioned" for core earnings growth drivers to drive business. Says the transaction will generate "strong" free cash flow to allow for the company to continually invest in key growth drivers. Says transaction will enable to Albemarle to have more consistent and predictable earnings growth to drive long-term value creation going forward. Expects transaction to be accretive to cash earnings in the first year and adjusted EPS in the second year. Says combined company will create $500M in cash flow on a pro forma basis in first year, rising substantially going forward as the company grows. Expects the transaction to generate cost synergies of $100M to be fully realized in 2016. Comments made during the conference call in which Albemarle and Rockwood discussed their merger.
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January 20, 2015
07:52 EDTALBAlbemarle announces new organizational structure and senior leadership team
Albemarle announced that as a result of the completion of its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, it will realign its global business units, effective by the end of the Q1. The new structure aligns the company's strategic assets and businesses to be market focused. The new Albemarle structure will consist of three global business units, or GBUs: Chemetall Surface Treatment, Refining Solutions and Performance Chemicals. Consistent with the new organizational structure, the company also announced its senior leadership team, all reporting to President and CEO Luke Kissam. Joris Merckx will serve as president, Chemetall Surface Treatment. Silvio Ghyoot will serve as president, Refining Solutions. Michael Wilson will serve as president, Performance Chemicals. Matt Juneau will serve as senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations. The leadership team changes will become effective with the realignment of the global business units before the end of the Q1. In the interim, business and investor questions should be routed to the current contact.

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