Press Release

Pollard Banknote Awarded New Contract By Veikkaus (National Lottery of Finland)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, February 11, 2013 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year contract to manufacture and supply instant lottery tickets to Veikkaus (National Lottery of Finland). This new agreement commenced January 1, 2013, and also provides the option for a one-year extension.

Since 1993, Pollard Banknote has built a long-standing relationship as a dedicated supplier of instant scratch tickets to Veikkaus. For 20 years, Pollard Banknote has produced one of the Lottery’s most successful core games, Ässä. In addition, through this ongoing partnership, Veikkaus has continued to grow and incorporate a steady stream of innovative solutions into its instant ticket portfolio, including Pollard Banknote’s translucent marking system, patented Scratch FX®, and the Pollard PlayBook®.

“Pollard Banknote is thrilled to continue our relationship with Veikkaus,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer. “This contract award speaks to the Lottery’s confidence in our ability to produce industry-leading products of the highest quality.”

“We are delighted to once again team up with Pollard Banknote; a partnership that has thrived over the years,” remarked Karri Paavilainen, Vice President, Daily Games. “Pollard Banknote’s outstanding customer service and complex manufacturing capabilities—including their unrivalled ability to produce cut to singles, pouched and die-cut tickets—combined with Pollard’s patented Scratch FX®, have been vital to Veikkaus’ sustained success.”

All proceeds generated by Veikkaus go to the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, which then distributes funds to beneficiaries in Finnish arts, sports, science, and youth work. In 2011, a total of EUR 516 million was distributed by the Ministry.

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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Doug Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer

John Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer

Rob Rose
Chief Financial Officer