Press Release

Arizona Lottery Awards Pollard Banknote Instant Ticket Warehousing And Distribution Contract

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with the Arizona Lottery to deliver instant ticket warehousing and distribution services, as a result of being awarded a contract through a competitive procurement process. The six-year contract began on February 14, 2019, and will end on August 30, 2026.

Pollard Banknote has been an instant ticket printing and production services provider for the Lottery since 1998 and was awarded the first pull-tab ticket warehouse and distribution services contract in Arizona in 2010. Under this new contract, Pollard Banknote will operate an instant ticket warehouse and distribution center for the Lottery, which will include telemarketing services, inventory storage and management, order fulfillment, and distribution to retailers, as well as marketing support to foster sales growth and retail excellence. In order to create greater efficiency, pull-tab and instant ticket warehousing and distribution services will be consolidated under this contract once the existing pull-tab agreement has expired.

Pollard Banknote will manage the Lottery’s instant ticket inventory using our state-of-the-art, proprietary SureTrack™ Lottery Management System. SureTrack™ is a web-based, turnkey solution with a range of flexible tools for inventory control and management, forecasting, ordering, distribution, validation, and reporting that support lottery goals for sales and retail expansion. Pollard Banknote’s SureTrack™ technology solution has been used by a variety of lotteries around the world for 18 years.

“Pollard Banknote is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with a long-standing client like the Arizona Lottery in a new capacity to deliver instant ticket warehousing and distribution services,” said Brad Thompson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Pollard Banknote. “We have worked diligently to develop a modern and sophisticated lottery management solution that offers outstanding operational support. We look forward to implementing this solution for the Arizona Lottery, and we are confident that it will play an important role in our holistic approach to helping the Lottery drive sales of pull-tabs and instant tickets.”

“At the Arizona Lottery, our mission is to maximize net revenues in a responsible manner to support programs that benefit Arizona communities,” said Gregg Edgar, Executive Director, Arizona Lottery. “Over the course of our more than 20-year long relationship, Pollard Banknote has demonstrated a keen ability to provide quality products and services that help us deliver on our mission. We are confident that Pollard Banknote is the right partner to help us take our sales to new heights by providing instant ticket warehousing and distribution services.”

About the Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and its retail partners have generated more than $4 billion in net funding in support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales – more than $4 million per week – fund programs in education, economic development, environmental conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.