Netia minority shareholders’ claims challenging a shareholder resolution
WARSAW, Poland – June 3, 2004 – Netia SA (“Netia” or the “Company”) (WSE: NET), Poland's largest alternative provider of fixed-line telecommunications services, announced today that it received claims filed by its minority shareholders Millennium Communications SA and Genesis Sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Millennium Communications SA, („Shareholders”) requesting the invalidation of a resolution on Netia’s merger with certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries adopted by the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on October 30, 2003 (see release dated October 31, 2003) as, in the Shareholders’ opinion, the resolution was not adopted in compliance with law. In accordance with prior information on this issue (see release dated November 25, 2003), Netia intends to petition the court for the dismissal of the claims as wholly unfounded and request a payment of a tenfold amount of Netia’s court costs by the Shareholders.
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