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21 November 2013

Appointment of a new Management Board member (48/2013)

WARSAW, Poland – November 21, 2013 – Netia SA (“Netia” or the “Company”) (WSE: NET), Poland’s largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services announced that on November 21, 2013 its Supervisory Board appointed Mr. Tomasz Szopa as member of the Management Board and Residential Market General Manager, effective February 3, 2014.

Mr. Tomasz Szopa, 43, has many years of experience from telecommunications industry while his sales and managing skills have been crafted in the FMCG sector.

From 2010 to 2012 Mr. Szopa served as Market Director, B2B-SOHO and Individual Client, in Polska Telefonia Komórkowa Centertel Sp. z o.o. for the entire Telekomunikacja Polska Group. Previously, from 2001 to 2005, he worked in Polska Telefonia Komórkowa Centertel Sp. z o.o. as Director of the Office for Own and Franchise Salons and Director of the Office for Sales Strategy Development. From 2005 to 2006 he was Director of Managing B2B-SOHO Channels and Individual Customers in Telekomunikacja Polska SA.
From 2007 to 2010 Mr. Szopa was self-employed in the following entities: Ogólnopolskie Centrum Finansowo Ubezpieczeniowe S.K.A., GRP Recar Sp. z o.o. oraz Get Sp. z o.o.
From 1995 to 2001 he worked in Frito-Lay Poland Sp. z o.o. as National Manager for Key Customers and Manager of the South Region. From 1994 to 1995 he was Regional Sales Representative in Zywiec SA.

Before starting his co-operation with Netia Mr. Szopa served as Management Board member in Hoven Sp. z o.o., a provider of integrated solutions in solar technology and renewable energy sources.

Mr. Szopa graduated in Politics, Social-Administrative Politics from the Silesian University. He also completed post-graduate studies in Finance for Management from the Silesian University.

Mr. Szopa 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 civil law company or any partnership, nor a member of any authorities of any corporation or any other legal entity that competes with the activities of Netia. He has not been registered in the Non-Solvent Debtors Register kept pursuant to the National Court Register Act.