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21 November 2012

Information on purchase of Netia's shares (102/2012)

WARSAW, Poland – November 21, 2012 – Netia SA (“Netia”) (WSE: NET), Poland’s largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services, announced that it received a notification filed on behalf of Third Avenue Management LLC (the “Third Avenue Management”) that ownership of Netia’s shares, held by Third Avenue Management on behalf of its clients, has increased by more than 2% of the total number of votes at Netia’s General Meeting of Shareholders.

According to the notification, as a result of sale transactions effected on the Warsaw Stock Exchange on November 14, 2012, which were settled on November 19, 2012, as of the latter date Third Avenue Management holds 69,013,736 Netia shares, representing 17.87% of Netia’s share capital and entitling the holder thereof to exercise 69,013,736 votes, which represents 17.87% of the total number of votes at Netia’s General Meeting of Shareholders.

Pior to the above change, Third Avenue Management LLC held 68,513,736 Netia shares, which represented 17.74% of Netia’s share capital and was entitled to 68,513,736 votes, representing 17.74% of the total number of votes at Netia’s General Shareholder Meeting.

Furthermore, Third Avenue Management LLC notified of the following list of clients who transferred voting rights under Company shares they hold to Third Avenue Management LLC:
1.AIC Corporate Fund Inc.
2.Litman/Gregory Masters’ Select International Fund Masters’ Select Funds Trust
3.Third Avenue Separately Managed Accounts
4.Third Avenue Institutional International Value Fund
5.Third Avenue International Value Fund
6.Third Avenue International Value Fund UCITS