Press Release

Pollard Banknote Awarded New Contract By Totalizator Sportowy (Polish National Lottery)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, February 4, 2013 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to announce that Totalizator Sportowy (Polish National Lottery) has awarded Pollard Banknote a one year contract for instant lottery tickets. This contract, under which Pollard Banknote will remain the primary supplier of instant tickets to the Polish lottery, includes the possibility of five 12-month extensions and has an estimated contract value of over $4 million USD per year. Pollard Banknote first collaborated with Totalizator Sportowy in 2007. Since then, the Lottery has seen over 360% growth in total instant sales. The most recent success was the 5 zloty game Ekstra Pensja, launched in March 2012. This ticket, which uses Pollard Banknote’s exclusive Scratch FX® technology, achieved 10-week average sales of 1.66 zloty million compared to the previously launched 5 zloty game of 627,542 zloty —accounting for a 164% difference and has resulted in a number of new 5 zloty games launching in 2013.

“Pollard Banknote is excited to continue working with Totalizator Sportowy,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer. “This contract allows us to continue the momentum we have built to date. The trust we have developed with the Lottery, through licensed games and value-added products such as Scratch FX® and translucent latex, demonstrates their confidence in our partnership.” “We have enjoyed working with Pollard Banknote as the primary supplier of our instant tickets. They have provided insight, support, and an exceptional product that have all translated into growth for our lottery,” said Wojciech Szpil, President of the Management Board for Totalizator Sportowy. “We look forward to building and growing for years to come.”

Totalizator Sportowy Spólka z.o.o. was established in 1955 as Poland’s national lottery. Headquartered in Warsaw, it is a limited liability company that is wholly owned by the Treasury of Poland, and by law holds a lottery monopoly in the Republic.

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from world-class mkodo game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at

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Co-Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Financial Officer