Selection of the statutory auditor (51/2009)
WARSAW, Poland – November 10, 2009 – Netia SA (“Company” or “Netia”) (WSE: NET), Poland’s largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services, today announced that on November 9, 2009, Ernst & Young Audit Sp. z o.o. with its registered seat in Warsaw, Rondo ONZ 1, registered on the list of audit companies under the number 130 (“Ernst & Young”), was selected as the Company’s auditor for the purpose of conducting the audit of the Company’s stand alone financial statements and Netia Group’s financial statements for the financial year ending respectively December 31, 2010.
In the previous years, Ernst & Young conducted the audit and review of the Company’s stand alone financial statements, Netia Group’s consolidated financial statements and financial statements of the subsidiaries In particular, Ernst & Young was auditor of the financial statements of the Company and the Netia Group with respect to the financial years 2007, 2008 and 2009 (see Netia’s current report No. 39/2007 dated March 21, 2007). Additionally, the Company received consultancy and training services regarding accountancy issues organized by Ernst & Young.
Ernst & Young was selected by the Supervisory Board of the Company in accordance with the legal regulations as well as the applicable professional standards. An agreement with Ernst & Young will be concluded for the period until completion by Ernst & Young of the audit of the Company’s stand alone financial statements and Netia Group’s financial statements for the financial year 2010.