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Current Report No. 28/2020

15.07.2020 07:25

Changes to the composition of the Management Board of TAURON Polska Energia S.A.

TAURON Polska Energia S.A. (“Issuer”) informs that on July 14, 2020, the Issuer’s Supervisory Board dismissed, effective as of end of day on July 14, 2020, all Members of the Issuer’s Management Board of the fifth common term of office, i.e.:
1. Mr. Filip Grzegorczyk - President of the Management Board,
2. Mr. Jarosław Broda – Vice President of the Management Board for Asset Management and Development,
3. Mr. Marek Wadowski – Vice President of the Management Board for Finance.

At the same time, the Issuer’s Supervisory Board appointed, as of July 15, 2020, the following persons as Members of the Issuer’s Management Board of the sixth common term of office, i.e.:

1. Mr. Wojciech Ignacok - to the position of the President of the Management Board,
2. Mr. Marek Wadowski - to the position of the Vice President of the Management Board for Finance,
3. Mr. Jerzy Topolski - to the position of the Vice President of the Management Board for Asset Management

The common term of office of the Issuer’s Management Board shall last 3 years.

In accordance with the statements submitted Mr. Marek Wadowski and Mr. Jerzy Topolski are not conducting any other operations competitive to the business operations of the Issuer, are not involved in any competing company, as a partner (shareholder) of a general (civil law) partnership, any other partnership, joint stock company or limited liability company (corporation), and are not involved in any other competing legal entity as a member of its governing authority.

On July 14, 2020, the Issuer's Supervisory Board received documents confirming the submission of the resignation by Mr. Wojciech Ignacok from the position of the President of the Management Board of PEC Geotermia Podhalańska S.A. and therefore, as of the date of his appointment to the position of the President of the Issuer's Management Board, he will not be conducting any other operations competitive to the business operations conducted by the Issuer. Mr. Wojciech Ignacok is not involved in any competing company, as a partner (shareholder) of a general (civil law) partnership, any other partnership, joint stock company or limited liability company (corporation), and is not involved in any other competing legal entity as a member of its governing authority.

All of the appointed Members of the Management Board have represented that they have not been entered into the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register

Below, the Issuer presents information on the appointed Members of the Management Board with respect to their education, qualifications and previously held positions, including the description of their professional careers.

Mr. Wojciech Ignacok - President of the Management Board

A graduate of the Faculty of the Automatic Control Engineering and Robotics of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow.

He has professional experience with respect to the operations of the power sector, in particular regarding district heating. In addition, he had an opportunity to apply his knowledge in conducting complex investment projects.

Since 2016 he held the position of the President of the Management Board at PEC Geotermia Podhalańska S.A., a company conducting operations with respect to the generation, transmission and distribution of heat generated from geothermal sources, as well as the production of electricity in cogeneration.

Since 2003, he has been running his own business operations dealing, among others, with preparing tender documentation and technical support for investment projects financed, among others, using the European Union funds.

In 2009-2016 he had been associated with Scott Wilson Sp. z o.o./URS/Aecom Company, where he provided the services of a consultant / consultant engineer / project manager / deputy director as part of the implementation of projects with respect to the modernization of the Wrocław flood control canal system in order to provide flood protection and the construction of the Lower Silesian Center of Materials and Biomaterials Wroclaw Research Center EIT +. Since 2013, he had also been responsible for the construction of the Racibórz Dolny flood control reservoir on the Odra River.

While at PEC Geotermia Podhalańska S.A., in 2007–2008 he was the President of the Management Board, in 1997–2003 he had held the positions of: a marketing specialist, the marketing department manager and the Vice President of the Management Board – the Director for Operations and Investments.

In 1995-1997 he had worked in the logistics and IT department at the "CZS" Production and Commercial Plant.

He was awarded the Silver Cross of Merit.

Mr. Marek Wadowski – Vice President of the Management Board for Finance

A graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice. He also completed post graduate studies at École Supérieure de Commerce Toulouse where he obtained the Mastère Spécialisé en Banque et Ingéniere Financière diploma and the Executive MBA studies at the Kozminski University in Warsaw.

He has professional experience in the field of financial, controlling and accounting processes management in various industries (power sector, mining, steel industries), as well as in financing of investment projects and international commercial transactions.

Since January 29, 2016, he has been holding the position of the Vice President of the Management Board of TAURON Polska Energia S.A. and overseeing the operations of the following business areas: finance management, controlling, accounting and tax policy, analytics, procurement and administration, IT, market operator and trading services, trading, fuel trading, portfolio management, as well as the Personal Data Protection Inspector.

In 2008-2015 he had been associated with Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. capital group (JSW). In 2008-2009, as the Vice President of the Management Board – the Director for Finance of Polski Koks S.A. (a JSW subsidiary), he had been responsible for structuring commercial transactions, implementing the currency risk hedging policy, reducing financial costs, liquidity management. In 2009-2012, as the Vice President of the Management Board of JSW for Economic Affairs, he had been involved in the company's IPO (implementation of the International Accounting Standards, modification of the management information system, drafting of the IPO prospectus, talks with investors). In 2012-2015, as the Vice President of the Management Board - Director for Economic Affairs of Spółka Energetyczna Jastrzębie S.A. (a JSW subsidiary), he had been involved in the implementation of the Power Sector 2016 (Energetyka 2016) investment program, as part of which he has been dealing with the business plan development as well as structuring and acquisition of financing from the consortium of banks in the form of a bond issue program. He had also been implementing the risk management procedures related to interest rates, CO2 and prices of certificates of origin, as well as developing and implementing the liquidity management policy.

In 2005-2008 he had worked at Huta Cynku Miasteczko Śląskie S.A., where he had held the positions of: the management board’s plenipotentiary for restructuring, the Director for Economics and Finance, a Member of the Management Board - the Director for Economics and Finance, the President of the Management Board - General Manager.

In 1999–2005 he had worked as a consultant at BRE Corporate Finance S.A., responsible for the due diligence projects and enterprise valuations.

Mr. Jerzy Topolski – Vice President of the Management Board for Asset Management

A graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics and Electronics of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. He also completed the postgraduate studies in the field of energy enterprise management and new techniques in power engineering management.

He has professional experience with respect to the operations of the power sector, including management of the development of the distribution grid and the provision of electricity distribution services. He was involved in setting up the organization of the electricity market in Poland.

From the beginning of his professional career, he had been associated with the energy industry and TAURON Group or its legal predecessors, i.e. ENION S.A. and Zakład Energetyczny Kraków S.A.

Since 2016, he was the Vice President of the Management Board for Operator at TAURON Dystrybucja S.A. (Issuer’s subsidiary), where he was responsible, among others, for the development of the distribution grid, provision of electricity distribution services, metering and grid operation management.

In addition to the above mentioned position, in 2016 he was the Director of TAURON Dystrybucja S.A. Cracow and Tarnów branches. In 2015-2016 he had worked as a coordinator and had been responsible, among others, for customer service quality. From 2013 to 2014 he had been the chief specialist, and in 2011-2012 he had been the head of the Office of Tariffs and the Energy Regulatory Office (URE) Relations.

In 2010-2011 he had been holding the position of the Director of the Tariff Department at ENION S.A. and had been responsible in particular for regulated revenue management. In 2007-2010 he had been the Director of the Distribution Services Department and had been responsible for ensuring profitability of the distribution services sales. From 2005 to 2007, he had been the President of the Management Board, in 2004–2005 - a Member of the Management Board for Trading, and until 2004 - a Member of the Management Board and the Director of Energy Trading.

In 1989–2000 he had been holding the following positions at Zakład Energetyczny Kraków S.A.: the director of the high voltage region; deputy head of the high voltage region for technical affairs as well as the grid foreman and engineer.

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

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