Pollard Banknote Awarded 4-Year Contract Extension From the Oregon Lottery®

WINNIPEG, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") is pleased to announce that the Oregon Lottery® has awarded the company a four-year extension to its existing contract for instant lottery tickets. This extension will lengthen the current contract to June 30, 2017. Based on historical sales volumes, the contract extension carries an estimated value of over $4 million (USD).

Pollard Banknote has been an instant ticket supplier to the Oregon Lottery® since 2005. Under this extended contract, Pollard Banknote will continue to design and print instant tickets and provide associated marketing-related services and materials for the Oregon Lottery®.

"Pollard Banknote is pleased to secure this latest contract extension from the Oregon Lottery®," said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer. "This extension demonstrates the Lottery's confidence in our knowledge of the unique Oregon market and in our strength as a provider of innovative products and services that help expand the Lottery's player base and sales."

"We look forward to our continued relationship with Pollard Banknote," said Oregon Lottery® Director, Larry Niswender. "Their innovative products have had a great impact on our sales." Oregon Lottery® Traditional Product Manager, Louise Plata, added, "Our $5 Classic Black game featured their patented Scratch FX®. The ticket sold 54% higher than our average $5 ticket. We are appreciative of Pollard Banknote's understanding of our market and their ability to develop great ticket art."

Pollard Banknote's patented Scratch FX® is a process which replicates the sparkle and shine of either foil or holographic foil on an instant ticket, making it standout at retail.

Established in 1984, the Oregon Lottery® supports various statewide projects and programs. Since its inception, the Lottery has contributed over $8 billion to support public education, economic development, state parks and watershed enhancement.

About Pollard Banknote Limited

Pollard Banknote Limited is one of the world's leading full-service lottery vendors and is a major supplier to North America's charitable gaming industry. The company manufactures instant lottery tickets and provides related programming, design, and marketing support. As well, Pollard Banknote manufactures pull-tab tickets and bingo paper, and supplies lottery management services (including warehousing and distribution). Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5% by public shareholders and currently serves more than 50 lotteries worldwide, including some of the largest and most respected lotteries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" statements and information, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. When used in this document, such statements include such words as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "plan," and other similar terminology. These statements reflect management's current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this document. There should not be an expectation that such information will in all circumstances be updated, supplemented, or revised whether as a result of new information, changing circumstances, future events, or otherwise.

SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited

For further information:

Doug Pollard 
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
E-mail: dpollard@pbl.ca 

John Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
E-mail: jpollard@pbl.ca 

Rob Rose
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
E-mail: rrose@pbl.ca


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