Clydesdale Bank’s new £10 note on De La Rue’s Safeguard® Polymer enters circulation

Clydesdale Bank’s second polymer note will be available from today

World famous Scottish poet Robert Burns features on Clydesdale Bank’s new £10 note which was designed in collaboration with De La Rue’s talented design team. They worked closely with the Bank to produce the new polymer note which also includes the landscape of the old and new towns of Edinburgh, a World Heritage site.

De La Rue also produced Clydesdale Bank’s £5 polymer note, which was released last September.

The £10 note, like the £5 note, is smaller in size, and is manufactured on De La Rue’s innovative Safeguard® polymer substrate. It will also include the Spark® Orbital™ security feature, which is depicted in the shape of Scotland over a transparent window and which changes colour as the note is moved and tilted. These features mean the new notes are more durable and more secure, which helps to reduce counterfeiting.

De La Rue’s Global Account Management Director Ruth Euling said:

“I’m proud to have partnered with Clydesdale Bank on the production of the new note and delighted to see it enter circulation today. Our design teams worked closely on the iconic concept and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

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For further information, please contact:

Sinead Keller Head of Media and PR m. +44 (0)7584 155244


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 (LON-DLAR).

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