Clydesdale Bank’s £5 polymer banknote on Safeguard® to enter full circulation on 15th september

Monday 6 June 2016: The Clydesdale Bank has announced today that its new £5 polymer banknote, printed by De La Rue, will be put into circulation from 15 September.

David Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of Clydesdale Bank visited De La Rue’s Gateshead factory to view the £5 polymer banknotes in production. Designed and printed by De La Rue on its Safeguard® polymer substrate, the full circulation note follows the introduction of the award-nominated commemorative £5 last year. The note includes Spark® Orbital, a colour changing security ink, that is printed in the shape of Scotland over the transparent window allowing it be seen from both sides of the note.

Commenting on the new note David Duffy said; “Our £5 polymer note has been hugely popular with the public, businesses and collectors and we’re looking forward to bringing this into full circulation. We’ll also be introducing a new £10 polymer note in 2017.”

Clydesdale Bank’s £5 polymer banknote on Safeguard® to enter full circulation on 15th september

Clydesdale Bank’s CEO David Duffy at De La Rue’s Gateshead factory with the new notes

For information:

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

About De La Rue

De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods.

As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system. De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual.

De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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