Press Release

Lotterywest Opts For Pollard Banknote For The First Time!

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to announce that Lotterywest has awarded Pollard Banknote a two-year contract for the manufacture and supply of instant lottery tickets. This represents Pollard Banknote’s first contract with Lotterywest to supply instant tickets to the Western Australian region. The contract commenced on January 4, 2013 and continues through January 3, 2015, with three one-year extension options available to 2018.

Lotterywest is a contributor to building Western Australia’s quality of life through proceeds to community, local government, and charitable organizations including arts and cultural groups, as well as state health services. In 2011/12, Lotterywest contributed $257 million AUD to the Western Australian community. Of this, Lotterywest provided $116.5 million in direct grants to more than 1,000 community and charitable organizations.

“Pollard Banknote is excited to be working with Lotterywest for the first time and is looking forward to partnering with the Lottery to expand their ticket portfolio,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to introduce the Western Australian market to our games and exclusive products including our popular Scratch FX® tickets, multiple-games PlayBook®, and WebPlay™ interactive games, among others.”

In awarding the contract, Lotterywest Chief Executive Officer, Jan Stewart stated, “We’re always looking for ways to increase our contribution to the community, and are eager to integrate Pollard Banknote’s innovative print and interactive products into our collection. We believe that the introduction of these new products into the market in addition to the products provided by our other instant ticket providers will build on our strategy to engage existing players and attract new ones, while ensuring we maintain the integrity of our core values as an organization, and our continued commitment to our community.”

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