Central Bank of Kuwait's new banknote series wins International Association of Currency Affairs 'Excellence in Currency' Best New Banknote Series for 2014

The Central Bank of Kuwait’s new family of banknotes, issued in June 2014, has been awarded IACA’s Best New Banknote Series for 2014 as announced at the Currency Conference in Vancouver

Wednesday 27 May 2015: De La Rue is delighted to announce this global award for the new series of notes, designed and printed for the Central Bank of Kuwait.  Already a winner of the Asia, Middle East and Africa Regional Design Award in February, this accolade is a further recognition of the beauty of these modern, innovative banknotes. 

Designs are judged by IACA based on: the innovation of the design and security features; uniqueness; historical or local content that is relevant to the country concerned; aesthetic appeal and integration of security features with graphic design.

These vibrant notes celebrate Kuwait’s unique history, heritage and economic success.  Described by the Central Bank as representing ‘Security and Elegance’, the notes are fitting winners of De La Rue’s 14th international design award in the last 7 years and a welcome acknowledgement – once again – of our world beating designs.  The notes are both beautiful and secure, incorporating the latest security features including Spectrum™ printed feature, StarBright™ colour changing security thread and the optically variable SPARK® Orbital™ ink.

Commenting on the win, De La Rue’s Global Account Sales Director Ruth Euling said “We are very proud of the further recognition of our design expertise and delighted that our close partnership with the Central Bank of Kuwait has resulted in two design awards for this stunning banknote series”.

Spectrum™, StarBright™ and Orbital™ are trademarks of De La Rue International Limited
SPARK® is a registered trademark of SICPA HOLDING SA

 Kuwait new family


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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