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12/2011 New Management Board members in TP Group - Orange Polska

Pursuant to art. 5, clause 1, item 21 and 22 of the Decree of the Minister of Finance of 19 February 2009 on current and periodic information disclosed by issuers of securities and conditions for recognising as equivalent information required by the laws of a non-member state (Journal of Laws of 2009 No. 33, item 259, with amendments) the Management Board of Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (“TP S.A.”) hereby informs about resignation and appointment of a supervisory board member and appointment of management board members.

- Jacques de Galzain appointed as TP S.A. Management Board Member in charge of finance (CFO)

- Jacek Kowalski appointed as TP S.A. Management Board Member in charge of human resources

January 27, 2011: the Supervisory Board appointed Mr. Jacques de Galzain and Mr. Jacek Kowalski as members of TP S.A. Management Board. The Supervisory Board also appointed Mr. Piotr Muszyński for the subsequent term of office.

In connection with resignation of Mr. Raoul Roverato from his position on the Supervisory Board of TP S.A. with effect from 26 January 2011, pursuant to art. 19, clause 7 of TP S.A.’s Articles of Association, Mr. Gérard Ries was appointed as Supervisory Board member on January 27, 2011.


Jacques de Galzain

Jacques de Galzain is 52 years old. He graduated from Bordeaux University in 1981. He is a Certified Accountant since 1989.

After 9 years spent in audit firms, from 1991 to 2000 he worked for USINOR, where he held several accounting positions. In 2000-2001 he worked for ALSTOM as Deputy Chief Accounting Officer. From the end of 2001 until 2005 he was Vice President Finance of “High Voltage Products” business in ALSTOM T&D, sold to AREVA Group early 2005. He was then appointed Vice President Finance of the “FCI Automotive division” connectors subsidiary of AREVA. In both cases he was a member of the Management Committee.

He joined France Telecom – Orange in March 2006 as Group Chief Accounting Officer, head of the financial information system.

In December 2009 he joined Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. as Group Director in charge of Accounting and PTK Centertel Management Board Member in charge of Finance.

The activities of Mr. Jacques de Galzain outside of TP S.A. do not conflict with his function at TP S.A.

Jacek Kowalski

Jacek Kowalski is 46 years old. Since November 2009 he is the TP Group Executive Director in charge of human resources. Mr Kowalski has worked for TP Group for last 9 years.

Mr Kowalski started joined TP Group in 2001, as Human Resources Manager for sales and marketing in PTK Centertel. From 2005 he was the Director of TP Group Employee Competence and Development Management Branch.

In 1989 he graduated from history faculty of the Warsaw University and in 1996 he completed postgraduate studies for local government and non-governmental organizations management also at the Warsaw University.

Prior to that he was the Director of the Entrepreneurship and Human Resources School in Infor Training (Infor Media Group) and Director of the National In – Service Teachers Training Center responsible for implementation of training programs for supporting development of education in Poland.

He is a member of the Program Board of Polish Human Resources Management Association.

The activities of Mr. Jacek Kowalski outside of TP S.A. do not conflict with his function at TP S.A.

Piotr Muszyński

Mr. Piotr Muszyński, age 48, graduated of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Wrocław, completed Postgraduate Study in Management at the Polish International Business School and the Advanced Management Program organized by IESE Business School, University of Navarra. He started his career in 1990 in Eastern Europe Investment Ltd (EEI) as a Partner and Project Manager responsible for strategy, marketing and business development. From 1993 he was employed in REMA 1000 Poland Ltd as Managing Director and Member of the Management Board and from 1999 up to 2001 as President of the Management Board. In parallel in 1996-1998 he was a Member of the Management Board of Intersport Poland, taking part in the incorporation and launch of the company. He joined TP S.A. in 2001, holding the position of Director of Customer Care Branch. In 2005 he was assigned to the position of Director of Sales and Services Division. From 2008 he is a member of TP Management Board and from 2009 he has been Vice-President of TP Management Board.

The activities of Mr. Piotr Muszyński outside of TP S.A. do not conflict with his function at TP S.A

Gérard Ries

Gérard Ries (56 years old) is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique Paris and holds a MBA from Institut Supérieur des Affaires (Jouy en Josas) and Keio Business School (Tokyo).  He started his career with the U.S. Group Dresser Industries Inc. where he held various financial and controlling positions for 12 years.

Currently Mr. Ries is Senior Vice President International Operations of France Telecom Orange, with a corporate general overview over all the activities of the Group worldwide. In this capacity, he was appointed member of the Board in several international fixed-line, mobile and internet subsidiaries/minority stakes of France Telecom-Orange.

Before joining the Company in October 2010, Gérard Ries acted as Senior Vice President at FCC (a Spanish Construction Group based in Madrid) for 4 years, responsible for the strategy and development. His previous experience also includes 15 years with the French Group Vivendi (1991-2005), of which 6 years (2000-2005) serving as Senior Vice President Development Telecom.

The activities of Mr. Gérard Ries outside of TP S.A. do not conflict with his function at TP S.A.

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