Pollard Banknote selected as finalist for “Legal Team of the Year” at the Global Regulatory Awards


WINNIPEG, MB, September 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is proud to announce that its legal team has been shortlisted in the In-House Counsel / Legal Team of the Year category at the 2021 Global Regulatory Awards hosted by VIXIO Gambling Compliance.

The Global Regulatory Awards are the largest and most influential awards recognizing companies, teams and individuals who have excelled and set new standards in the compliance and responsible gaming industry. The Internal Counsel / Legal Team of the Year category celebrates an individual or team who upholds the reputation of the company by ensuring that regulatory guidelines are strictly adhered to and proactively advising management to help guide the business.

The Pollard Banknote legal team, led by Riva richard, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, was nominated and subsequently selected as a finalist for the Internal Lawyer / Legal Team of the Year following an exceptional year. In addition to their extensive regular portfolio of legal matters and the successful appeal of the Wire Act litigation to the United States Court of Appeals First Circuit, the legal team skillfully managed several strategic transactions for Pollard. Banknote, including acquisitions, joint ventures, and other business partnerships.

To successfully complete four large-scale acquisitions, the team mastered the complexity of compliance regulations in multiple international jurisdictions. For example, the acquisition of Next Generation Lotteries AS (“NGL”), one of the leading providers of lottery management and iLottery technology in Europe and Asia, involved retaining the services of a local lawyer and meeting local regulatory requirements in six jurisdictions. The Pollard Banknote legal team met this challenge by leveraging their extensive transactional experience and sound judgment while working within an ambitious global schedule.

“On behalf of Pollard Banknote and our family of companies, I congratulate our hard-working legal team for this well-deserved recognition by the prestigious Global Regulatory Awards,” said Doug Pollard, co-managing director. “The past year has been a busy and exciting year for us, one of the highlights of which has been the completion of several important strategic acquisitions. Our legal team has managed and consulted these acquisitions throughout their lifecycle, demonstrating their solid understanding of our business and supporting our continued growth. The newly acquired companies are recognized leaders in the charitable lottery and gaming industries and will enhance the support we provide to our lottery clients to help them increase revenue for the good causes they support.

The winner of the Internal Lawyer / Legal Team of the Year award, along with 19 other categories, will be announced on 21 October 2021 at the fifth edition of the Global Regulatory Awards.

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a major lottery partner of over 60 lotteries around the world. 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 revenue for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides tab tickets, bingo paper and its Diamond game and games and electronic gaming devices compliant with the charity markets and other games in North America. Founded in 1907, Pollard Banknote is approximately 64.3% owned by the Pollard family and 35.7% by public shareholders and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

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SOURCE Pollard Banknote Limited

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