Pollard Banknote signs new contract with the Iowa Lottery



    YPSILANTI, MI, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote has once again been
chosen to supply instant tickets to the Iowa Lottery. The result of a
competitive procurement, the two-year contract is expected to generate
approximately $1.2 million (US) in revenue. Three subsequent one-year
extensions can also be exercised at the Lottery's discretion following the
expiration of the initial agreement in December 2009.
    "In partnering with the Iowa Lottery, we have been pleased to help in a
series of advances across several categories that have translated into
meaningful growth in instant sales," said Don Sawatzky, Vice President, Sales
& Marketing, Pollard Banknote. "And the Lottery's well-earned reputation for
presenting its players with a steady stream of innovations also makes for a
partnership that raises our own game to its highest possible level."
    A client since 1993, the Iowa Lottery currently relies on Pollard
Banknote to supply core games like Bingo and Crossword (both of which employ
the company's proprietary translucent marking system) along with another
patented innovation: a dual-sided Double Play(R) ticket comprised of a
traditional scratch-off game on one side and a pull tab game on the other.
Additionally, Pollard Banknote produced the Lottery's inaugural $20 ticket
last June.
    Collectively, Pollard Banknote-printed products account for over 40% of
the Lottery's instant sales this fiscal year to date.
    Since its inception in 1985, the Iowa Lottery has raised over $1 billion
for state programs while returning over $2 billion in prizes to its players.
In fiscal 2007, instant ticket revenues reached $125 million - 53% of overall
Lottery sales - which has meant the transfer of over $30 million to help fund
initiatives in such areas as education, agriculture, justice, and health and
human services.

    About Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership

    Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership ("Pollard Banknote") is one of the
world's leading full-service lottery vendors and is a major supplier to North
America's charitable gaming industry. The firm manufactures instant tickets
and provides related programming, design, and marketing support. As well,
Pollard Banknote manufactures ticket vending machines, pull tab tickets and
bingo paper, and supplies lottery management services (including warehousing
and distribution). Established in 1907, the firm is owned by the Pollard
family and the Pollard Banknote Income Fund and currently serves more than 45
lotteries worldwide, including some of the largest and most respected
lotteries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and South
America.

    About Pollard Banknote Income Fund

    Pollard Banknote Income Fund (TSX: PBL.UN) is an unincorporated, open-end
trust which owns 26.7% of Pollard Holdings Limited Partnership, which in turn
owns Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to
expected future events and financial and operating results of the Pollard
Banknote Income Fund ("the Fund") or Pollard Holdings Limited Partnership that
involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
management expectations as projected in such forward-looking statements for a
variety of reasons, including market and general economic conditions and the
risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Fund's periodic
reports and registration statements filed with the Canadian securities
regulatory authorities. Due to the potential impact of these factors, the Fund
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise,
unless required by applicable law.





For further information:

For further information: Gordon Pollard (gpollard@pbl.ca) or John
Pollard (jpollard@pbl.ca), Co-Chief Executive Officers, Phone: (204) 474-2323,
www.pollardbanknote.com


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