American Bank Note Holographics Inc., the hologram- producing spinoff of American Bank Note Co. of New York, said MasterCard International has extended its contract with the company through 2003.

The bank-owned association relies exclusively on American Bank Note for the holographic images that increase the difficulty of counterfeiting cards.

Joshua C. Cantor, president of the holographics company, called the contract extension "a vote of confidence from one of our largest and most prestigious customers.

"MasterCard is at the forefront of credit card security and we are pleased to be extending our mutually successful relationship," he said.

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