Changes within Netia’s supervisory board
WARSAW, Poland – January 23, 2004 – Netia S.A. (“Netia”) (WSE: NET), Poland's largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services, announced that it was informed today about Mr. Andrzej Wierciński’s resignation from his position as a member of Netia’s supervisory board. His resignation will be effective on the day immediately following the supervisory board’s approval of Netia’s 2003 financial statements, but no later than March 5, 2004. Mr. Andrzej Wierciński is resigning from his position as a member of Netia’s supervisory board as, in his opinion, his role as a member of the supervisory board connected with Netia’s financial restructuring process ended with the completion of that process. In addition, due to his other, newly-commenced professional activities, Mr. Andrzej Wierciński believed he would not be able to devote enough time and effort to fulfill the duties required of a member of the supervisory board. At the same time, with respect to the duties of a supervisory board member, Mr. Wierciński has indicated that he wishes to participate in the process of the board’s approval of Netia’s 2003 financial statements.
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, its Current Report on Form 6-K filed with the Commission on June 30, 2003, its Current Report on Form 6-K filed with the Commission on August 8, 2003, its Current Report dated August 13, 2003, its Current Report dated September 23, 2003, its Current Report dated October 1, 2003, its Current Report dated November 4, 2003 and its Current Report dated November 6, 2003 , its Current Report dated November 6, 2003 and its Current Report dated December 29, 2003. Netia undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.