Based in the U.S., managed in the U.S.
Lexmark is a privately held U.S.-based company, acquired in 2016 by a consortium of investors led by Ninestar.
As required for all foreign investments in U.S. companies, this acquisition was vetted and approved by the U.S. federal government’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS). CFIUS set forth terms which ensure the deal “posed no risk to U.S. national security.” These terms are detailed in a National Security Agreement between Lexmark and the U.S. Departments of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS).
The National Security Agreement ensures that Lexmark remains a U.S. company with an independent, government-approved board of directors consisting entirely of U.S. citizens.
Lexmark’s business operations are governed by our U.S.-based board of directors, which includes three former U.S. Cabinet members and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics. This structure ensures Lexmark remains fully independent and free from investor influence.
Every member of our executive leadership team and board of directors are American citizens living in the U.S. The board possesses final authority and decision-making control over all Lexmark business operations. Lexmark investors have no operational control over the company, no access to the Lexmark network, no access to source code of any kind, and no access to our customers' information.
Each year, we are audited by an independent Security Monitor appointed by the U.S. government to ensure compliance with our National Security Agreement. Lexmark has successfully passed each audit, reaffirming that Lexmark poses zero risk to U.S. national security.
Lexmark is the only provider of imaging solutions and services with supply chain vendors that are vetted and approved by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
Our Board of Directors and Executives
A 25-year relationship with the U.S. Government
Lexmark is a vendor in good standing with the United States government—and has been for more than 25 years.
We are a recognized print hardware, solutions and services provider for federal, state and local government agencies, as well as an Evergreen Award winner for government partners who do business in an environmentally friendly way.
Our work with the US Government
Our commitment to business and community
Across the U.S. and the globe, Lexmark creates jobs and supports local communities.
Every year, we offer our 2,000 U.S. employees three paid days to volunteer and contribute to causes close to their hearts.
In 2021, our amazing team at Lexmark raised more than $800,000 for community, volunteer, diversity, and education programs in the U.S.
We hold dozens of awards that highlight Lexmark as a great place to work. We are proud to be rated among the best companies in the country for those who serve our nation in uniform.
- Lexmark was named a Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer for 2023, marking the eighth consecutive year Lexmark has been awarded the designation for its commitment to veteran and active service member employees
- In 2020, Lexmark was honored at the Kentucky State Capitol by Governor Andy Beshear (D), on behalf of Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who named Lexmark one of 15 recipients of the 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for supporting employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
- We are also among the top companies in the U.S. for empowering women and promoting human rights.
Lexmark is also an important job creator and community partner in greater Lexington. In April 2022, Governor Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman congratulated Lexmark on a $4 million investment in sustainable energy at our Lexington headquarters.
How we support our people and local communities
An award-winning industry leader in cybersecurity
Lexmark is committed to upholding the highest cybersecurity standards to ensure our products and customer data are safeguarded against potential threats. Security is an integral design and engineering component embedded into all our products, solutions and services, and our advanced security capabilities help minimize threats and vulnerabilities.
Lexmark meets the most stringent industry and government security standards, including Common Criteria and the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). Our security ecosystem is designed to overcome the most complex data protection challenges.
As a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and through our Secure by Design approach to cybersecurity, Lexmark is consistently named a leader in Print Security by industry analysts.
All Lexmark core technology across our services, solutions, hardware and firmware is developed and maintained in the U.S, designed to meet the industry’s most rigorous specifications.
We are backed by the country’s most robust third-party certifications, from our TAA-compliant printers and multifunction devices to our Information Technology Hardcopy Device and System Security, using the 2600-2008 IEEE Standard.
Lexmark is also the first imaging manufacturer to receive ISO 20243 certification for supply chain integrity.
Our award-winning privacy program, Privacy at Lexmark (P@L), consists of 80 employees at both corporate and business unit levels and is led by a Data Protection Officer. The program's mission is to create and maintain repeatable processes designed to respect and protect the data privacy of our customers and their users, as well as our employees, and to comply with global privacy regulations.
More on our approach to cybersecurity