Another prestigious award for the National Bank of Kazakhstan working in close partnership with De La Rue

THE NATIONAL BANK OF KAZAKHSTAN HAS RECEIVED FURTHER RECOGNITION FOR ITS BANKNOTE DESIGN AS THE TENGE 5000 HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL BANKNOTE SOCIETY (IBNS) AS THE ‘BANKNOTE OF THE YEAR 2012’.

London: 17 May 2013

De La Rue is justifiably proud of its unbroken track record of winning international recognition for banknote design since 2007. This achievement has been extended this year with a tenth award as the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) has announced that the winner of the 2012 Banknote of the Year is the Kazakhstan 5000 Tenge note. This banknote from the National Bank of Kazakhstan – the third of their notes to gain recognition - was designed by the Bank, working in close collaboration with De La Rue’s world class design team.

The note was printed in the National Bank’s state-of-the-art banknote factory in Almaty and issued on 30 December 2011. The Kazak Eli monument, the National Emblem and the National Flag are depicted on the front, along with images of doves flying. On the back are images of the map of the country, mountains, the Monument of Independence and the Kazakhstan Hotel in Almaty. The note incorporates high level holographic features including Depth security thread which appears on the surface of the front of the note and Depth stripe which appears on the back. In keeping with other Kazak banknotes, this denomination has a portrait orientation for one side of the note and a more traditional landscape on the other.

Alan Newman, Head of Design at De La Rue said: “We are delighted that once again the eye-catching Kazak designs have attracted international recognition and we are proud of our close and fruitful association with the National Bank.”

Depth is a trademark of De La Rue International Limited

ENDS

For further information:

Rob Hutchison
Group Director of Communications, De La Rue
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 605018
Email: rob.hutchison@uk.delarue.com

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