Rooke will succeed Dr. Paul J. Curlander as chairman at the 2011 annual meeting of stockholders. Curlander, after 14 years of service as a member of the Lexmark Board of Directors and 20 years of service with the company, will retire from Lexmark as executive chairman, effective April 30, 2011.
The Lexmark Board of Directors also elected Sandra L. Helton as a new director. From 1998 through 2006, Helton was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a diversified telecommunications organization. Prior to TDS, Helton spent 26 years with Corning Inc. where she held engineering, strategy and finance positions, including senior vice president and treasurer from 1991 to 1997.
Helton currently serves on the Board of Directors for Covance, Inc., one of the largest drug development services companies in the world, where she chairs the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors for The Principal Financial Group, a global financial company offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, where she chairs the Finance Committee of the Board.