Press Release

Pollard Banknote Awarded 4-year Contract Extension From The Oregon Lottery®

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that the Oregon Lottery® has awarded the company a four-year extension to its existing contract for instant lottery tickets. This extension will lengthen the current contract to June 30, 2017. Based on historical sales volumes, the contract extension carries an estimated value of over $4 million (USD).

Pollard Banknote has been an instant ticket supplier to the Oregon Lottery® since 2005. Under this extended contract, Pollard Banknote will continue to design and print instant tickets and provide associated marketing-related services and materials for the Oregon Lottery®.

“Pollard Banknote is pleased to secure this latest contract extension from the Oregon Lottery®,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer. “This extension demonstrates the Lottery’s confidence in our knowledge of the unique Oregon market and in our strength as a provider of innovative products and services that help expand the Lottery’s player base and sales.”

“We look forward to our continued relationship with Pollard Banknote,” said Oregon Lottery® Director, Larry Niswender. “Their innovative products have had a great impact on our sales.” Oregon Lottery® Traditional Product Manager, Louise Plata, added, “Our $5 Classic Black game featured their patented Scratch FX®. The ticket sold 54% higher than our average $5 ticket. We are appreciative of Pollard Banknote’s understanding of our market and their ability to develop great ticket art.”

Pollard Banknote’s patented Scratch FX® is a process which replicates the sparkle and shine of either foil or holographic foil on an instant ticket, making it standout at retail.

Established in 1984, the Oregon Lottery® supports various statewide projects and programs. Since its inception, the Lottery has contributed over $8 billion to support public education, economic development, state parks and watershed enhancement.