Press Release

Pollard Banknote Awarded Danske Lotteri Spil (National Lottery Of Denmark) Contract

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to announce that the Danish Lottery (“Danske Lotteri Spil”) has awarded Pollard Banknote a new three-year contract for the production of instant lottery tickets. Pollard Banknote will remain the primary supplier of instant tickets to the Lottery until the end of March 2016. The total contract value, including a one-year extension option to 2017, is estimated to be approximately $5.6 million CDN.

Pollard Banknote has been a supplier of instant tickets to Danske Lotteri Spil since 2008, during which time an exceptionally cooperative and effective working relationship has been established. Incorporating Pollard Banknote’s best strategies, games, and innovations, Danske Lotteri Spil has achieved notable sales success with several of Pollard Banknote’s industry-leading products, including the company’s patented Pollard PlayBook® and Scratch FX®

Danske Lotteri Spil’s Skrabehæfte ticket featured the Pollard PlayBook® concept, which brings multiple games together in a unique booklet format, enabling players to try a number of different games at once. The Lottery also achieved remarkable success with their GULD Quick ticket that utilized Pollard Banknote’s exclusive Scratch FX® process which replicates the look of foil or holographic foil for an eye-catching appearance to achieve maximum impact at retail. 

“Pollard Banknote is pleased to secure this latest contract from Danske Lotteri Spil,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “This latest endorsement acknowledges the Lottery’s confidence in our understanding of the Danish marketplace, our established relationship, and in our innovative products and services.”

“Pollard Banknote received top marks for the quality and dependability of its products, as well as the company’s strong ability to work in collaboration with the Danske Lotteri Spil team in the development of tactical marketing strategies,” said Trine Korsgaard, Product Manager, Danske Lotteri Spil. “We look forward to an ongoing commitment to grow and strengthen our partnership in the years to come.”

All proceeds generated from Danske Lotteri Spil go to good causes, so thousands of Scouts, volunteer association leaders, musicians, outdoor enthusiasts, students, and many more will benefit from lottery funds each year. 

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