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45/2011 Appointment of persons supervising TPSA - Orange Polska

Pursuant to art. 5, clause 1, item 22 of the Decree of the Minister of Finance of 19 February 2009 on current and periodic information disclosed by issuers of securities and the terms governing recognition of information required by the laws of a non-member state as equivalent information (Journal of Laws of 2009 no. 33, item 259, with amendments), the Management Board of Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (“TP S.A.”) informs about appointment of persons supervising TP S.A.

On 14 April 2011, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders appointed Mr. Gerard Ries to TP S.A. Supervisory Board (appointment was made on 27 January 2011, pursuant to art. 19, clause 7 of TP S.A.’s Articles of Association), as well as, renewed the mandate of Mr. Timothy Boatman.


Gérard Ries (age 56) 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.

Timothy Boatman (age 69) is a Chartered Accountant. From 1974 to 2001 he was a partner in the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. From 2002 to 2005 he acted as an advisor to PWC in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. He joined the Supervisory Board of TP S.A. in 2005 as an independent director and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also attends the Strategy Committee meetings. Until 31st December 2006 he was also an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of John Laing plc in the UK. Timothy Boatman has a broad range of industry sector knowledge, including telecommunications, entertainment and media, utilities, distribution, financial services and property. He has relevant and up-to-date financial experience and has qualifications in accounting and finance.

The activities of Timothy Boatman outside TP S.A. do not conflict with his functions at TP SA.

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