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Current Report No. 22/2020

25.05.2020 14:45

Appointment of a Member of the Supervisory Board of TAURON Polska Energia S.A.

​TAURON Polska Energia S.A. (”Issuer") informs that on May 25, 2020, it received information that the Minister of State Assets, acting pursuant to § 23, section 1, clauses 1 and 3 of the Issuer’s Articles of Association appointed, as of May 22, 2020, Mr. Andrzej Józef Kania to be a member of the Issuer’s Supervisory Board.

In accordance with the statement submitted, the appointed Member of the Supervisory Board is not conducting any other operations competitive to the business operations of the Issuer, is not involved in any competing company, as a partner of a general (civil law) partnership, any other partnership or as a member of a governing authority of any joint stock company or limited liability company (corporation), is not involved in any other competing legal entity as a member of its governing authority.

The appointed Member of the Supervisory Board also declared that he was not listed in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the act on the National Court Register.

The appointed Member of the Supervisory Board does not meet the independence criteria in relation to TAURON Polska Energia S.A. and entities significantly related to TAURON Polska Energia S.A. within the meaning of Annex II to the Recommendation of the European Commission of February 15, 2005 regarding the role of non-executive or supervisory directors of listed companies and the (supervisory) board committee, taking into account the Best Practices of WSE Listed Companies 2016.

The information about the appointed Member of the Supervisory Board related to the education, qualifications and previously held positions, along with the description of the professional career, is disclosed below.

Mr. Andrzej Józef Kania is a graduate of the Rzeszów University of Technology (Politechnika Rzeszowska), where he completed his studies in 1991. He is also a graduate of the National School of Public Administration in Warsaw (Krajowa Szkoła Administracji Publicznej) and the doctoral studies that he completed at the Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa).

He has held important functions at public institutions. He was a Department Head at the Energy Regulatory Office and the Director of the Energy Department at the Ministry of Economy. He also held the position of the Office Director of the Polish Electricity Association.

He has extensive experience with respect to investment project evaluation and implementation based on measurable results in the management of large scale and high risk investment projects achieved while holding senior management positions in the area of investment project evaluation and implementation: 1) he was a Member of the Management Board in charge of Operations and Investments at a strategic company OLPP Sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Płock, 2) he was the Director of the Investment Projects Implementation Center at PKP PLK S.A. in Warsaw, 3) he was a Member of the Management Board in charge of technical affairs at PGNiG-GAZOPROJEKT S.A. in Wroclaw.

He also served as a Member of the Supervisory Board at six companies operating in the energy and infrastructure sector. He was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Polimex Mostostal S.A. from November 30, 2017, until March 15, 2020.

He is currently the Director of the Department of Security and Crisis Management at the Ministry of State Assets.​

Legal basis: § 5, sections 4) and 5) of the Regulation of the Minister of Finance of March 29, 2018, on current and periodic information disclosed by issuers of securities and conditions for recognizing information required by the laws of a non-member state as equivalent (i.e. Journal of Laws of 2018, item 757).

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