Lexmark International Inc.

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Lexmark's statement on counter offer to the shareholders of ReadSoft

LEXINGTON, Ky., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) presented a revised offer to the shareholders of ReadSoft (NASDAQ OMX: RSOF-B) of SEK 43.00 on June 19, 2014, representing a 133.7 percent premium compared to the closing share price of SEK 18.40 per class B share in ReadSoft on the last trading day before the announcement of the initial offer on May 6, 2014.

"We acknowledge Hyland Software's latest offer for ReadSoft and are evaluating an appropriate response," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark International, Inc. chairman and chief executive officer.  "We believe that Lexmark is strategically the best home for ReadSoft and its employees.

"Lexmark is evaluating all of its options and will discuss with ReadSoft's Board of Directors at the appropriate time," Rooke added.

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.

Lexmark and Lexmark with diamond design are trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties which may cause the company's actual results or performance to be materially different from the results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may impact such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, continued economic uncertainty related to volatility of the global economy; inability to execute the company's strategy to become an end-to-end solutions provider; uncertainty as a result of a slowdown in government spending; decreased supplies consumption; failure to successfully integrate newly acquired businesses; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; inability to realize all of the anticipated benefits of the company's acquisitions; possible changes in the size of expected restructuring costs, charges, and savings; market acceptance of new products; aggressive pricing from competitors and resellers; changes in the company's tax provisions or tax liabilities; the inability to develop new products and enhance existing products to meet customer needs on a cost competitive basis; reliance on international production facilities, manufacturing partners and certain key suppliers; increased investment to support product development and marketing; the financial failure or loss of business with a key customer or reseller; periodic variations affecting revenue and profitability; excessive inventory for the company's reseller channel; failure to manage inventory levels or production capacity; credit risk associated with the company's customers, channel partners, and investment portfolio; entrance into the market of additional competitors focused on office printing and imaging and software solutions, including enterprise content management, business process management, document output management, intelligent data capture and search; inability to perform under managed print services contracts; increased competition in the aftermarket supplies business; fees on the company's products or litigation costs required to protect the company's rights; inability to obtain and protect the company's intellectual property rights and defend against claims of infringement and/or anticompetitive conduct; the outcome of litigation or regulatory proceedings to which the company may be a party; unforeseen cost impacts as a result of new legislation; the inability to attract, retain and motivate key employees; changes in a country's political or economic conditions; the failure of information technology systems, including data breaches or cyber attacks; disruptions at important points of exit and entry and distribution centers; business disruptions; terrorist acts; acts of war or other political conflicts; or the outbreak of a communicable disease; and other risks described in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

SOURCE Lexmark International, Inc.

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