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Press release from CNW Group

Pollard Banknote Awarded Primary Instant Ticket Contract with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pollard Banknote Awarded Primary Instant Ticket Contract with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation14:52 EDT Thursday, September 13, 2012WINNIPEG, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to be named the primary instant ticket supplier for the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Under this agreement Pollard Banknote will design and print instant tickets and provide associated marketing-related materials and services for the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.The five-year contract, with provisions for two additional one-year extensions, began August 29, 2012 and carries an expected minimum value of $14 million over the life of the agreement. Pollard Banknote has worked closely with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation since 2002, and has helped the Lottery increase its instant ticket sales to record levels with an exceptionally strong lineup of core and premium instant ticket offerings."Pollard Banknote is excited to become the Connecticut Lottery Corporation's primary supplier," said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. "Working together, we've gained some undeniably impressive sales momentum since our collaboration began. This opportunity to serve as the Lottery's primary vendor allows us to dramatically strengthen our relationship as we continue to help the Connecticut Lottery Corporation realize record-setting success with focused efforts on category management and innovation.""Pollard Banknote has been a valued business partner of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation for a decade," said Anne Noble, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lottery. "In that time, Pollard Banknote has consistently provided value, forward thinking practices and quality products. Pollard Banknote demonstrates a high level of commitment to gaming integrity and security of its products, as well as providing exemplary customer service and a thoughtful commitment to its employees and community. An expanded relationship with Pollard Banknote will assist us in our efforts to achieve ongoing and sustained growth in our instant product portfolio."In fiscal year 2012 the Connecticut Lottery Corporation transferred over $308 million to the General Fund which supports valuable services and programs in the state, such as public health, libraries, public safety, education and more. Since the Lottery's inception in 1972, it has contributed over $7.2 billion to public services and programs within the state.About Pollard Banknote LimitedPollard 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.Forward-looking StatementsCertain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking" statements and information which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which 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 LimitedFor further information: Doug Pollard (dpollard@pbl.ca)      Co-Chief Executive Officer Telephone: (204) 474-2323 Facsimile: (204) 453-1375 John Pollard (jpollard@pbl.ca) Co-Chief Executive Officer Telephone: (204) 474-2323 Facsimile: (204) 453-1375 Rob Rose (rrose@pbl.ca) Chief Financial Officer Telephone: (204) 474-2323 Facsimile: (204) 453-1375