Lexmark appoints EMPR as its official authorised parts distributor for Australia and New Zealand to streamline processes for channel partners

Auckland, New Zealand - 01/05/2014

Lexmark International today announced the appointment of global supplier of IT parts, accessories, and consumables, EMPR, as the national parts distributor of its printer and MFP hardware portfolio.  This new appointment will streamline the ordering and fulfilment process of Lexmark’s parts for channel partners in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)

The new partnership expands Lexmark’s parts distribution network, providing Lexmark with access to EMPR’s external and internal sales, marketing, IT and warehouse divisions.  EMPR’s appointment is designed to provide the highest level of support to Lexmark’s partners Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

EMPR offers Lexmark channel partners a bespoke e-commerce solution that will help ensure parts are in stock and readily available to meet growing market demands, across all ANZ distribution facilities.

Alison Lardillier, CSS Business Development Manager at Lexmark Australia, said,

"We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with EMPR. As one of the most experienced IT distribution companies in the world, EMPR’s national dealer network will enhance Lexmark's local distribution strategy and simplify processes for our partners. We look forward to working together with EMPR to help our channel partners further grow their businesses and meet customer needs more efficiently and effectively."

EMPR's Chief Executive Officer, Mark Penfold, added "We are delighted to partner with Lexmark, because of its commitment to placing customer needs above everything else. We see this new partnership as a positive step towards a strong relationship between our two companies in Australia and New Zealand.”

About EMPR New Zealand Ltd

EMPR® New Zealand is part of the EMPR® Group of companies. We are a global leader in the supply of genuine replacement parts, accessories and customised solutions backed by authorisation and certification from our multinational technology partners Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, ASUS and now, Lexmark.

For more information visit: http://www.emprgroup.com/nz/

To purchase Genuine Lexmark from EMPR, visit http://store.emprgroup.co.nz

About Lexmark

Lexmark is uniquely focused on connecting unstructured printed and digital information across enterprises with the processes, applications and people that need it most. For more information, please visit www.lexmark.com

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For further information: Investor Contact: Caroline La Rose , Max Australia, +61 2 9469 5740, lexmark@maxaustralia.com.au.