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16 April 2002

Netia launches new Internet service

WARSAW, Poland - April 16, 2002 - Netia Holdings S.A. (Nasdaq: NTIAQ, WSE: NET), Poland's largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services, today announced the launch of a new service, "Internet flat rate," for subscribers using the Internet access service. The new service has been introduced in Netia's continuous efforts to satisfy the needs of its customers. It allows users to connect to the Internet for a specified number of hours each month for a predetermined flat rate. The connection is counted on a per minute basis.

The service is available to Netia directly connected clients and can be activated telephonically.

Internet serviceMonthly flat rate
in PLZ net
VAT (7%)Monthly flat rate
in PLZ gross
Internet 50
(50 hours monthly)
Internet 100
(100 hours monthly)
Internet nightly
(Unlimited access to Internet
from 00:00 to 06:00 a.m.)

If a user's monthly limit has been exceeded, additional minutes of Internet access usage are rated according to the tariff used by the client.

Some of the information contained in this news release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. For a more detailed description of these risks and factors, please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Commission on March 28, 2002 and it Current Report on Form 6-K filed with the Commission on April 3, 2002. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.