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May 27, 2010

Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for the purchase of monochrome and color laser printers and multifunction products (MFPs) by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The estimated value of the BPA is expected to reach $127 million.

The Lexmark printers and MFPs will be used for general office printing and other output requirements by more than 62,000 employees in SSA’s 1,500 U.S. and other worldwide locations. The agreement also includes a five-year warranty on all devices and associated accessories and genuine Lexmark supplies.

SSA awarded this BPA to Lexmark because its laser printers and MFPs met SSA’s technical requirements and were recognized as the most Section 508 accessible for individuals with disabilities. Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires that electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the Federal Government be made accessible to people with disabilities. For example, Lexmark gives users the ability to set up and complete copy, fax, e-mail, ftp, and scan jobs directly from a PC, rather than from the MFP's touch screen display. In addition, Lexmark equipment is easily augmented with other assistive devices, including screen magnifiers and screen readers.

“Lexmark has been providing output solutions to SSA since 1998, and being selected for a second, consecutive five-year BPA validates our ability to meet their needs with innovative technology and outstanding service,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark vice president and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division. “We are proud to support the vital services that SSA delivers to our citizens.”

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