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03 August 2000

Changes to Netia's Supervisory Board

WARSAW, Poland - August 3, 2000 - Netia Holdings S.A. (Nasdaq: NTIA), Poland's largest alternative fixed-line telecommunications services provider, announced that, effective as of July 20, 2000, three of its shareholders, Dankner Investments Limited, Trefoil Capital Investors L.P. and Shamrock Holdings Inc., dismissed their members of the Supervisory Board of Netia Holdings S.A.

The dismissals result from the expiry of the three shareholders' rights to appoint their representatives to the Supervisory Board following the sale of their shares in Netia to Telia AB (publ.) and Telia Holding Polen AB on July 4, 2000. Following the dismissals, the Supervisory Board of Netia consists of nine members.

Kaj Juul Pedersen, the Chairman of The Supervisory Board, comment: "I appreciate the long-term Commitment of Dankner, Trefoil and Shamrock to Netia Holdings S.A. and I thank them for their valuable contribution to the Supervisory Board's strategy and Netia's development."

NETIA HOLDINGS is the largest alternative fixed-line telecommunications operator in Poland. Netia has 24 licenses for local telecommunications services in territories covering some 15 million people or approximately 40% of the Polish population. The Company's existing local telephone license territories cover six of the country's ten largest urban areas including Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Gdansk, Lublin and Katowice. Netia has also secured the benefit of a nationwide data and IP license to provide data transmission and Internet-based services. In May 2000 the Netia 1 consortium was issued the nationwide domestic long distance voice license.