Director and Trustee Filmon Resigns From Pollard Banknote Boards

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote announces that the Honourable
Gary Filmon has resigned from his duties as a Director for Pollard Banknote
Limited, general partner of Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership, and as a
Trustee for Pollard Banknote Income Fund. The effective date of Mr. Filmon's
resignation was December 31, 2008.
    Mr. Filmon, a former Manitoba Premier who serves on a number of boards,
cited time commitments as the reason for his resignation. He served with
Pollard Banknote Limited's Board of Directors and Board of Trustees since the
Fund's initial public offering in August, 2005.
    Pollard Banknote Limited's Governance and Nominating Committee has
identified a potential candidate to replace Mr. Filmon as Director and
Trustee. A formal announcement of this appointment will be made upon the
confirmation of the candidate's eligibility with gaming regulators.
    "With Pollard Banknote strongly poised for continued growth in 2009 and
beyond, I feel this is a good time to step down. With strong leadership, the
organization's future is in good hands," said Mr. Filmon. "It has been a
pleasure to serve with Pollard Banknote over the years. I look forward to
following the company's growth and prosperity in the years ahead."
    "We will miss Gary's insight and innovative ideas on how the company can
maximize its performance," said Lawrie Pollard, Chairman of the Board. "We are
thankful for Gary's contributions and wish him and his family the best. I feel
privileged to say I have worked with him."
    Once Mr. Filmon's replacement has been confirmed, Pollard Banknote
Limited's Board of Directors will be comprised of seven Directors, while three
Trustees will serve on Pollard Banknote Income Fund's Board of Trustees.

    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

    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 ( or John
Pollard (, Co-Chief Executive Officers, Phone: (204) 474-2323,

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