ALB Albemarle

Filed: 1 Mar 21, 6:30am

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): February 25, 2021

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
4250 Congress Street, Suite 900
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (980) 299-5700
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
COMMON STOCK, $.01 Par ValueALBNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2)
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Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(e)    On February 25, 2021, the Executive Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Albemarle Corporation (the “Company”) adopted revised forms of Notice of Restricted Stock Unit Award, Notice of Adj. ROIC Performance Unit Award, Notice of TSR Performance Unit Award, Notice of Option Grant, and Notice of Special Restricted Stock Unit Award under the Company’s 2017 Incentive Plan. The forms of Notices are filed as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

All of the awards granted to Ms. Narwold as part of her 2021 compensation package include special vesting conditions upon a “Qualifying Termination Event.” Upon a Qualifying Termination Event (as defined in each of the respective award notices) occurring after December 31, 2021, Ms. Narwold’s 2021 awards of stock options and RSUs will vest in full and become non-forfeitable. In addition, Ms. Narwold will remain eligible to earn and vest in the full amount of 2021 Performance Unit Awards as of the time the Committee makes its determination as to what level of the performance goals have been met.

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

# Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.


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 1, 2021By:/s/ Karen G. Narwold
Karen G. Narwold
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel