De La Rue plc (LSE: DLAR) (“De La Rue”, the “Group” or the “Company”) today announces that it has entered into a 5-year extension of its contract with Note Printing Australia (“NPA”) for the sole-source supply of polycarbonate data pages for Australian passports. This contract originally went live in February 2022 and had a 5-year duration; it has now been extended to 2032. The agreement will result in De La Rue investing further to expand production at its Malta facility to meet increased volume demand, with the additional investment being covered by incremental cash flows. The expanded capacity is expected to be in place around the beginning of Financial Year 2023/24.
Clive Vacher, CEO of De La Rue said, “We are grateful to Note Printing Australia for their confidence to extend our relationship to a full decade. This extension helps to underpin management’s confidence in the Company’s long-term outlook for the division. We are already in the process of delivering highly secure and durable polycarbonate data pages for the Australian passport programme, and we will ramp up this production further in the coming months. The additional investment will enable us to satisfy further demand, and is incremental to the previously-announced expansion of our Authentication and Currency factory in Malta. We look forward to many more years of continued collaboration with NPA.”
De La Rue plc's LEI code is 213800DH741LZWIJXP78.
De La Rue plc
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Clive Vacher, Chief Executive Officer
Rob Harding, Chief Financial Officer
Louise Rich, Head of Investor Relations
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About De La Rue
De La Rue plc's purpose is to secure trust between people, businesses and governments. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations seeking to secure their global supply chains and cash cycles, De La Rue provides highly secure physical and digital solutions that underpin the integrity of economies and trade.
De La Rue's Currency division provides market-leading end-to-end currency solutions, from finished banknotes to secure polymer substrate and banknote security features to over half the central banks and issuing authorities around the world.
Our Authentication division protects revenues and reputations through the provision of physical and digital solutions to governments and commercial organisations. We also manufacture financial documents and ID security components.
De La Rue's 2,300 employees work with organisations in more than 140 countries, leveraging the group's manufacturing facilities in the UK, US, Malta, Sri Lanka and Kenya.
De La Rue's shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:DLAR). For further information please visit www.delarue.com.
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