Pollard Banknote Awarded Instant Ticket Contract By Connecticut Lottery



    WINNIPEG, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote has been awarded a new
contract by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (Connecticut Lottery) to
provide instant tickets and related marketing services. The contract, which
follows a competitive procurement, has an initial term of three years. Two
additional one-year extensions are at the Lottery's option.
    "Pollard Banknote has supplied the Connecticut Lottery since 2002, and we
value this endorsement to keep bringing forward the compelling instant games
and the marketing services that are helping the Lottery build its business,"
said Gordon Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer.
    Over the past five years Pollard Banknote has produced a diverse range of
instant products for the Connecticut Lottery, including games at higher price
points, as well as games incorporating special features such as pouching, foil
stock, embossing, and extended play formats.

    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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