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Wednesday 24 June, 2009

Agora S.A.

Appointment of members of the Agora’s Supervi...


Information on the appointment of members of the Agora's Supervisory Board

The Management Board of Agora SA with its registered seat in Warsaw ("The
Company") hereby informs on the appointment of members to the Company's
Supervisory Board on the basis of the resolutions of the Annual General Meeting
of June 23, 2009:

Mr. Andrzej Szlęzak, a Senior Partner of law firm Sołtysiński, Kawecki &
Szlezak (SK&S), as a candidate for the position of the chairman of Agora's
Supervisory Board

Mr. Andrzej Szlęzak joined SK&S shortly after it was formed in 1991. In 1993,
he became a partner, and in 1996 a Senior Partner of the firm. In SK&S he has
been engaged in legal services for a number of privatizations and the
restructuring processes of numerous sectors of Polish industry and the banking
sector. He supervised numerous projects involving mergers and takeovers, took
part in greenfield projects, prepared a large number of transaction documents,
and was the author of numerous legal opinions on civil and commercial law. He
was involved in the work of the commission for reducing bureaucracy in the
economy set up by the prime minister Leszek Balcerowicz. He is an arbitrator of
the Arbitration Tribunal at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. Dr.
Andrzej Szlezak is the author of numerous publications on civil and commercial
law, including foreign-language publications.


Mr. Andrzej Szlęzak received his Master's degree in English from the English
Philology Department and his Master's degree in law from the School of Law
Administration of the A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan. From 1979 to 1981 he
was a trainee judge at the Voivodship Court in Poznan. As of 1979 he was a
research worker at the Civil Law Institute of the A. Mickiewicz University,
where he received his Doctor's degree and he wrote his post-doctorial thesis in
civil law. He was a professor at the A. Mickiewicz University from 1994 till
1996. Dr. Szlezak was a scholarship student at a number of foreign faculties,
including the universities of Oxford and Michigan. At present, Dr. Szlęzak is a
professor at the Lazarski's University of Commerce and Law in Warsaw.

Mr. Sławomir S. Sikora, a President of the Management Board of Bank Handlowy w
Warszawie S.A., as a candidate for the position of the member of Agora's
Supervisory Board

President of the Management Board of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., Chief
Executive Officer and Citigroup Country Officer for Poland. He is responsible
for Citigroup operations in Poland including Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. and
its subsidiaries, as well as other Citigroup activities in Poland.


Prior to joining Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. he was a President of the
Management Board of American Bank in Poland, where he successfully implemented
a major restructuring program. Between 1994 and 2002 he was a Deputy President
of the Management Board of Powszechny Bank Kredytowy S.A. (PBK) where he was
responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking and Risk Management.


Prior to PBK, for five years, he served at the Ministry of Finance, initially
as an advisor to Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of Finance. Until 1994, for four years, he headed Banking and Financial
Institutions Department. In this capacity he was responsible for setting up
regulations for the banking and insurance sector.


He graduated from the Central School of Planning and Statistics (currently
Warsaw School of Economics).

In 1989 he studied at University of Cologne during doctoral programme.

Mr. Tomasz Sielicki, Deputy President of Supervisory Board of Sygnity SA, as a
candidate for the position of the member of Agora's Supervisory Board

Mr. Tomasz Sielicki graduated from the Electronics Department of the Warsaw
University of Technology. He has worked in Sygnity SA (formerly ComputerLand
SA) since its formation in 1991. He was the President of the Management Board
from 1992 to June 2005. In 2005 he was appointed for two years for the position
of the President of the Sygnity Group (formerly ComputerLand Group). He is
widely recognized as a creator of the company's success. In 2007 General Annual
Meeting of Shareholders of Sygnity SA appointed Mr. Tomasz Sielicki for the
position of the of Sygnity's Superviosory Board. Mr. Sielicki is an investor of
enterprises in several branches.


Tomasz Sielicki is a member among the others of Main Board of the Polish
Confederation of Private Employers LEWIATAN, Board of Junior Achievement
Foundation, and Board of the "United Way" Fund. He is a member of the
Supervisory Board of Budimex S.A.


In 1995, Mr. Sielicki was awarded a prestigious INFO-STAR prize. In 1999, he
was named the Polish Business Leader - the title was granted by the Business
Center Club to ComputerLand company and to him personally. In 1999, The Wall
Street Journal placed him on the list of Central Europe's Top 10 Executives.
During the World Economic Forum in Davos, in 1999, he was honoured with a
prestigious Global Leader for Tomorrow prize, awarded to outstanding
personalities from politics and business by the Forum's organizers and the
"WorldLink" magazine. In 1997 and 2001, he received an award for the Best
Public Company, granted to ComputerLand by Parkiet for the rise in the value of
shares. In 2005 Tomasz Sielicki as the only Pole was awarded together with 25
personalities with rank "Stars of Europe 2005" of European edition of
prestigious "BusinessWeek" magazine. Ranking "Stars of Europe" presented 25
persons from politics, business and fashion, who are "change leaders in united
Europe". In April 2006 was awarded with prestigious prize of Polish IT sector
given by Polish Chamber of IT and Telecommunications. This prize is given to
the persons, who particularly contributed to development of IT and
telecommunication market.

Mr. Marcin Hejka, director of Intel Capital as a candidate for the position of
the member of Agora's Supervisory Board

Mr. Marcin Hejka is a director of Intel Capital responsible for the company's
activities in Central and Eastern Europe and in Russia. Since 2004 he has been
the deputy president of the Polish Private Equity Association.


He started his professional career in 1990 as a financial analyst in the
Paribas Capital Markets Group. Since 1990 he worked in Banexi as a specialist
responsible for investments in Poland. Between 1995 and 1999 he served as a
deputy president of Poland Growth Fund. Mr. Hejka was the Supervisory Board
member of: Bank Komunalny S.A. (1995-1999) and Kredyt Bank S.A. (1997-1999).
Between 1998-1999 he held the position of the deputy chairman of the
Supervisory Board of Dromex S.A. Mr. Hejka is an economist. He studied at the
University of Gdansk. Mr. Marcin Hejka has been a Supervisory Board member of
Agora SA since January 22, 2009.

Mrs. Wanda Rapaczynski for the position of the member of Agora's Supervisory
Board to replace Mr. Sanford Schwartz


Mrs.Wanda Rapaczynski served as the President of Agora SA since 1998 until her
retirement in 2007. Under her leadership, Agora grew into one of the largest
and best known media companies in Central and Eastern Europe. After her
retirement, Mrs Wanda Rapaczynski continued involvement with Agora, serving on
the Board of Agora Foundation and advising its Supervisory Board till the day
of the election for the position of the member of Agora's Supervisory Board.

During her tenure at Agora, Wanda Rapaczynski represented the Company in the
European Publishers Council and in the Polish Confederation of Private
Employers, serving on its Main Board as well as on the Supervisory Board of
Polish Private Media and Advertising Employers.

In 1984, Mrs Wanda Rapaczynski joined Citibank NA in New York where she was in
charge of new product development until 1992. Between 1980 and 1982 she led a
research project at Psychology Department of Yale University and, prior to
that, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Educational Testing Service in
Princeton. She started her professional career teaching psychology at
universities in New York and Connecticut.

In May 2008, she was elected a non-executive member of the Board of Adecco SA,
an international recruitment services company registered and listed in
Switzerland.

Wanda Rapaczynski serves on the Board of Trustees of Central European
University in Budapest and chairs its Audit Committee. She is a member of the
International Advisory Council at Brooking Institution in Washington and of
President's Council on International Activities at Yale University. She has
been a member of the Trilateral Commission since 2002.

Wanda Rapaczynski has been honored with numerous Polish and international
awards and distinctions. Among others, in FT's ranking Europe's Top 25 Women in
Business she placed 5th in 2006, 6th in 2005 and 8th the year before. She was
named twice in rankings conducted by the WSJ: in 2002 as one of the 25 most
influential women in business in Europe and the prior year as one of the 30
most influential women on the European scene. In 2001, Business Week named her
one of its 50 Stars of Europe.

Wanda Rapaczynski was born in 1947 in Poland. In 1977 she received a Ph.D. in
Psychology from City University of New York. She is also a graduate of Yale
University School of Management from which she received an MPPM degree in 1984.


           

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