Bank of Scotland reveals the limited edition commemorative £5 banknote on De La Rue’s Safeguard® substrate to be auctioned in aid of BBC Children in Need

Bank of Scotland has revealed the design of the limited edition Safeguard® £5 to be auctioned to raise money for Bank of Scotland’s Charity of the Year, BBC Children in Need

Thursday 8 October 2015: as previously announced, De La Rue has worked closely with the Bank of Scotland to produce a one-off limited edition £5 banknote  which will be sold at auction next month to raise money for BBC Children in Need.  The notes feature a picture of the charity’s Pudsey bear in a design produced by 13-year old Kayla Robson who won the Bank of Scotland’s competition to ‘design a banknote’. Just 50 of these notes have been produced by De La Rue and the use of the Safeguard® substrate has allowed novel use of secure windows in the image of the Bank’s headquarters The Mound in Edinburgh.

Commenting on the announcement, Bank of Scotland retail managing director Annette Barnes said: “This new fiver is brighter and bolder than most other banknotes in circulation and really brings to life what BBC Children in Need means to so many people. Kayla did a fantastic job with her design and I am delighted to see how we have been able to incorporate it into our first polymer banknote. It is the first time a child’s design has been used to create any UK banknote and we hope to raise lots of money for BBC Children in Need.”

Ruth Euling, De La Rue’s Global Account Management Director, said “This was an amazing opportunity for us to work with Bank of Scotland for such a great cause and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting Kayla’s visit to our Design Department. We wish the Bank luck with the auction and encourage everybody to give generously”.

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For information:

Clare Lloyd Williams
Marketing Communications Manager, Currency
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 605000

About De La Rue plc:

De La Rue is a leading commercial banknote printer, security paper maker and provider of security products and software solutions and, as a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations around the world, is at the forefront of the battle against the counterfeiter.

As the world's largest commercial banknote printer, De La Rue provides customers with a fully integrated range of sophisticated products and services which are available either individually or as a whole. This includes a leading design capability, production of innovative security components, manufacture of security paper and polymer substrates and sophisticated printing of banknotes, all contributing to trust in the integrity of currencies.

De La Rue is the world's largest commercial passport manufacturer in an environment of increasing global concern over security at national boundaries and border control. De La Rue also produces a wide range of other security products, including tax stamps for governments who are seeking to combat illicit trade and collect excise duties.  Other products include authentication labels, assuring purchasers of product validity, and government identity documents.  In addition the Group manufactures high speed cash sorting and banknote inspection equipment.

The company also provides a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:DLAR). For further information visit www.delarue.com

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