Lexmark Celebrates History of Excellence, Innovation at 20-Year Anniversary

<p>LEXINGTON, Ky., March 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty years ago, Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) was founded as a spin-out of IBM, and its employees outlined an ambitious goal to become a dynamic, global technology company with <a href="http://www1.lexmark.com/content/en_us/about_us/company_overview/vision-v... vision of customers for life</a>. </p> <p>Beginning today and throughout much of the week ahead, Lexmark employees around the world are commemorating the company’s birthday and reflecting on Lexmark’s transformation into a global technology leader, made possible by the innovation it has contributed to the printing and imaging market over the past 20 years.</p> <p>To observe this milestone in the company’s history, Lexmark has planned a two-day celebration event at its corporate headquarters for employees, retirees and their family members. Many of Lexmark’s sites outside the U.S. have also organized employee festivities this week.</p> <p>Also in recognition of Lexmark’s anniversary, company employees have committed to 20 years worth – or 175,200 hours – of volunteer service in 2011.</p> <!--break--> <p><strong>Supporting Quotes:</strong></p> <p>For Lexmark’s 20-year anniversary:</p> <p>“Our customer intimacy and industry-leading technology, coupled with the dedication and commitment of our employees, has driven our success and will be key to our future,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark president and chief executive officer. “I am excited about the market opportunities ahead and believe Lexmark’s expanding technology base and deep customer insight will continue to serve us well in the years to come.”</p> <p>For 20 years worth of volunteer service in 2011:</p> <p>“Service in the communities where Lexmark employees live and work has been one of our core values since the inception of the company,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark president and chief executive officer. “It is appropriate that we reaffirm this commitment as we recognize this milestone in Lexmark’s history.”</p> <p><strong>Supporting Resources:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://newsroom.lexmark.com/download/Lexmark_20-Year_Timeline.pdf">Click here</a> to view a timeline of Lexmark’s people, products and places from the last 20 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMmvsIgmOPs">Click here</a> to view a video montage of Lexmark’s historical photos. </p>