Pollard Banknote Awarded New Contract with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation

    WINNIPEG, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Following a procurement competition, Pollard
Banknote has been awarded a new five-year contract for the production of
instant and pull-tab tickets by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation
(BCLC). Commencing January 1, 2009, this new contract extends the company's
relationship with BCLC until December 31, 2013. At its option, the Lottery may
also extend the agreement for consecutive periods ranging from one to five
    "Pollard Banknote is very proud of our 22-year relationship with BCLC,"
said Gordon Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. "BCLC is a
long-valued customer, and we have worked hard to offer the Lottery an
expanding selection of products and services that satisfies the needs of its
evolving marketplace. We are extremely pleased to continue our partnership
with the Lottery."
    Since 1986, Pollard Banknote has supplied instant and pull-tab tickets
for BCLC, providing services from game design and ticket production to
marketing support and strategic planning. The company has also developed a
number of innovative products for the Lottery over the years, including unique
pouches, holographic tickets, and patented Fusion(R) games, which combine
scratch-off and pull-tab tickets into one distinct play format.

    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 (gpollard@pbl.ca) or John
Pollard (jpollard@pbl.ca), Co-Chief Executive Officers, Phone: (204) 474-2323,

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