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LEXINGTON, KY. –04/25/2008


Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) has received an award from the U.S. Air Force in the form of a five-year, blanket purchase agreement to provide laser printers, multifunction products (MFPs), consumables, services and support. The contract, awarded as part of a strategic sourcing initiative, is expected to reduce the Air Force’s total output-related costs by more than $40 million, helping to recapitalize its aircraft fleet.
“We are proud to be selected by the U.S. Air Force to help support its mission,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark vice president and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division. “Our years of experience with many federal agencies give us great confidence that Lexmark’s products, solutions and services will also be extremely valuable to the Air Force. We look forward to helping the Air Force assess its printing and imaging requirements, significantly reduce costs, increase the security of its environment, and simplify the maintenance and management of its assets around the world.”
Following a rigorous competitive review, Lexmark was selected because of its thorough approach to total cost of ownership, its worldwide service and support capabilities and its comprehensive set of product security features verified by the National Information Assurance Partnership, including Common Access Card (CAC) authentication, encryption and hard disk wiping capabilities, which will help the Air Force keep its information secure. The contract identifies Lexmark products in 11 specific output categories, including six network laser printers and five MFP types, in addition to accessories, services, maintenance and consumables.
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