Netia’s Supervisory Board appoints Mr. Mirosław Godlewski as President of the Management Board and CEO
WARSAW, Poland – January 23, 2007 – Netia SA (“Netia” or “Company”) (WSE: NET), Poland’s largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services, announced that today its Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Mr. Mirosław Godlewski as Netia’s President of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 15, 2007. Mr. Paweł Karłowski, the Acting President of the Company, will continue to serve as Netia’s Management Board member and Chief Commercial Officer.
Mr. Mirosław Godlewski, 40, served previously as President of the Management Board in Opoczno SA (from January 2006), one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of ceramic tiles. From 2003 to 2005 he was President and CEO in Dec Sp. z o. (a subsidiary of GATX). From 1999 to 2003 Mr. Godlewski worked at Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers Poland Sp. z o.o. as General Manager (from 2000 to 2003) and Sales Director (from 1999 to 2000). From 1993 to 1999 he was employed at PepsiCo Trading Sp. z o.o. in various managerial positions. From 1991 to 1993 he worked at Polskie Biuro Badań Marketingowych Sp. z o.o. as Retail Audit Manager.
Mr. Godlewski graduated from the Warsaw Technical University with M. Sc. in Industrial Management. He also holds an MBA from Ashridge Management College, Great Britain.
Mr. Godlewski does not conduct directly or through legal entities any activities that would compete with the activities of Netia or its subsidiaries. He is not a partner in any civil law company or any partnership, nor a member of any authorities of any corporation or any other competitive legal entity. He has not been registered in the Non-Solvent Debtors Register kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act.