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04 August 2003

Change of Company’s name to “Netia S.A.”

WARSAW, Poland – August 4, 2003 – Netia S.A. (“Netia,” formerly Netia Holdings S.A.) (WSE: NET), Poland's largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services, today announced that it received a decision from the Warsaw District Court, dated August 4, 2003, registering the change of Netia’s name to “Netia S.A.” A resolution with regard to change of Netia’s name was adopted at Netia’s General Shareholders’ Meeting on June 12, 2003.

Some of the information contained in this news release contains forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. For a more detailed description of these risks and factors, please see Netia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Commission on June 27, 2003 and its Current Report on Form 6-K filed with the Commission on June 30, 2003. Netia undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.