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Current Report No. 29/2020

15.07.2020 20:00

Appointment of the Supervisory Board members of TAURON Polska Energia S.A.

TAURON Polska Energia S.A. (“Issuer”) announces that on 15 July 2020 it received declarations, pursuant to which the Minister of State Assets, acting under § 23(1)(1) and (3) of the Company Articles of Association, appointed the following persons to the Issuer’s Supervisory Board of sixth joint term of office, effective as of 15 July 2020:

1. Mr. Andrzej Józef Kania,
2. Mr. Ryszard Madziar,
3. Ms. Barbara Piontek.

At the same time, the Issuer informs that the Ordinary General Meeting of the Company held on 15 July 2020, acting pursuant to § 22 (1) of the Company Articles of Association, adopted resolutions on appointment of the following persons as members of the Issuer’s Supervisory Board of the sixth joint term of office:

1. Mr. Grzegorz Peczkis,
2. Ms. Katarzyna Taczanowska.

In accordance with the statements submitted, appointed members of the Supervisory Board are not conducting any other operations competitive to the business operations of TAURON Polska Energia S.A., 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.

Appointed members of the Supervisory Board have have represented that they have not been entered into the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register

In accordance with the statements submitted Mr. Andrzej Józef Kania, Mr. Ryszard Madziar and Ms. Katarzyna Taczanowska do not meet the criteria of independence from the Issuer and entities affiliated to the Issuer within the meaning of Annex II to the Recommendation of the European Commission of February 15, 2005 regarding the role of non-executive directors or members of the supervisory board of listed companies and (supervisory) board committee, with consideration of the Best Practice of WSE (GPW) Listed Companies 2016 (Best Practice 2016), while Ms. Barbara Piontek and Mr. Grzegorz Peczkis meet the independence criteria referred to above.

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

Mr. Andrzej Józef Kania
A graduate of the Rzeszów University of Technology (Politechnika Rzeszowska), where he completed his studies in 1991. Mr Andrzej Józef Kania 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.

Mr. Andrzej Józef Kania 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.

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.

Mr. Ryszard Madziar
A graduate of the faculty of political science of the University of Warsaw. He holds an MBA degree obtained at the Warsaw Management University (Wyższa Szkoła Menedżerska w Warszawie).

He has an extensive experience in public administration. He has held the following positions: the Mayor of Wołomin, the Head of the Political Cabinet of the Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers, and prior to that, the Deputy Director of the Mazovian Regional Office of the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (Agencja Restrukturyzacji i Modernizacji Rolnictwa).

He is a member of the Supervisory Board of, among others, Totalizator Sportowy.

Currently, he is the Head of the Political Cabinet at the Ministry of State Assets.

Ms. Barbara Piontek
An economist, the Vice President of Katowicka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna S.A., a Professor at the WSB Academy in Dąbrowa Górnicza.

A highly valued expert in the field of public management (at the central as well as the local government level), development of strategic industries as well as in developing business models and promoting innovation of the economy. An expert in the field of strategic management and restructuring processes of strategic areas, including those related to the strategic and energy security. A market analyst and a specialist in the field of new technology implementations. A strategic advisor to large as well as small and medium size enterprises.

She created development (growth) strategies for cities, developed business plans for strategic investment projects, took part in international as well as national research and development projects. A graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice and the Catholic University of Lublin, she obtained her academic degrees at the Cracow University of Economics and the Wrocław University of Economics and Business. She is a member of, among others, the Social Economic Council at the Silesian Voivode, as well as the Steering Committee of the "Program for Silesia" of the Silesian Voivode and the Executive Council for the Program for Silesia of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

She has many years of experience in the field of business oversight (supervision). From 2016 until June 4, 2020, she had been the Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of TAURON Wytwarzanie S.A. Since 2018 she has been the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone.

Mr.Grzegorz Peczkis
A graduate of the Faculty of Environment and Energy Engineering of the Silesian University of Technology, specializing in Machine Mechanics and Design. He holds a PhD degree in technical science in the field of machine design and operation. He also completed post-graduate studies in enterprise (business) management and pedagogical professional development studies for university lecturers.

He gained experience both in business, as a proxy at the Diapom sp. z o.o. company, as well as at academic institutions as an Assistant Lecturer and then an Assistant Professor at the Silesian University of Technology.

Mr. Grzegorz Peczkis is the Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Azoty Group at Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A.

He is an author of several dozen scientific (research) and popular (journalistic) publications. He holds rights under ten patents granted by the Polish Patent Office.

Ms. Katarzyna Taczanowska
A graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw, registered on the list of attorneys-at-law of the Warsaw Bar Association (Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych w Warszawie).

Mrs. Katarzyna Taczanowska has many years of professional experience in providing legal services for business entities that she has been offering since 2003. She was a partner at the GWW Woźny and Partners (GWW Woźny i Wspólnicy) law firm, since 2009 until now she has been a partner at the Kudlak, Taczanowska-Wileńska sp.k. law firm. In 2009-2012 she was the Director of the Legal Office at Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych PZU S.A. (PZU S.A. Investment Funds Company). She was a member of the Supervisory Boards of PZU Życie S.A., LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services sp. z o.o. and IDA Management sp. z o.o.

Since July 2018 Ms. Katarzyna Taczanowska has been the General Director for Corporate and Legal Affairs at KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

§ 5 (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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