Reserve Bank of Fiji’s New Flora and Fauna Banknotes Win Design Award

‘REGIONAL BANKNOTE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013’ HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO THE RESERVE BANK OF FIJI FOR THEIR NEW BANKNOTE FAMILY THAT WAS DESIGNED AND PRINTED IN CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH DE LA RUE

London, 23 October 2013:

De La Rue is delighted to learn that the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) was awarded the ‘Regional Banknote of the Year Award 2013’ for their new Flora and Fauna Banknote Series at the Asian, Middle East and African High Security Printing Conference that took place in Thailand earlier this month.

Deputy Governor Mr Inia R Naiyaga said “The Reserve Bank is extremely proud of this milestone achievement which belongs not only to the Bank but also to the people of Fiji. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Currency Design Committee comprising eminent Fijians for their excellent selection of Fiji’s unique flora and fauna; to note printers De La Rue Currency, United Kingdom and all stakeholders for their contribution towards the designing, production, launch and issuance of Fiji's new family of banknotes. The RBF is proud to be associated with contributing towards the preservation of natural biodiversity for future generations.”

The new flora and fauna designs are vibrant and colourful, consisting of 5 denominations including the lowest $5 which is the first note in the world to be produced on De La Rue’s Safeguard polymer substrate.

Commenting on the award, De La Rue’s Head of Design Alan Newman said “We are honoured to have worked with the Reserve Bank of Fiji on the creation of this exciting and imaginative new series. This award places Fiji’s currency amongst the best in the world and is a deserving tribute for the Bank. We send them and the people of Fiji our heartiest congratulations".

Safeguard is a trademark of De La Rue International Limited

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

About De La Rue plc:

As the world’s largest integrated commercial banknote printer, De La Rue is a trusted partner of governments, central banks, issuing authorities and commercial organisations around the world.

The Group has in recent years been involved in the design or production of over 150 national currencies. De La Rue also produces a wide range of security documents including passports, driving licences, authentication labels and tax stamps. In addition,the Group manufactures sophisticated, high speed cash sorting and inspection equipment.

De La Rue also offers a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.

De La Rue employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide and is listed on the London
Stock Exchange.

About The Reserve Bank of Fiji:

The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) is the central bank of Fiji. The responsibilities of the RBF include issue of currency, control of money supply, currency exchange, monetary stability, promotion of sound finances, and fostering economic development.

For further information, please see http://www.rbf.gov.fj/

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