Current Report No. 39/2017 dated 26 April 2017
Appointment of Mr. Jacek Świderski as the President of the Management Board of Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A.
Legal basis: Article 56 sec. 1 item 2 of the Act dated 29 July 2005 on Public Offering, the Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organized Trading, and Public Companies.
Content of Report:
Management Board of Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A. with its registered office in Warsaw (the "Company") announces that on April 26, 2017, The Ordinary General Meeting of the Company adopted a resolution appointing Mr. Jacek Świderski to be the President of the Management Board of the Company for a new term of office effecting from 26 April 2017.
Mr. Jacek Świderski has been the President of the Management Board of the Company until now. The appointment is related to the expiration of the term of office of the members of the Management Board of the Company in accordance with § 12 sec 4 of the Statute of the Company. According to § 12 sec. 2 of the Statute, the General Meeting appoints and dismisses the President of the Management Board. Other members of the Management Board are appointed and dismissed by the Supervisory Board in accordance with the motion of the President of the Management Board.
The content of the resolution referred to above, the Company provides in attachment to the current report no. 37/2017 from 26 April 2017.
Jacek Świderski commenced his professional career by conducting business activity as a sole trader from 1997 to 1998 while still studying at university. In 1999, together with Michał Brański and Krzysztof Sierota, he established an Internet portal under the name go2.pl (later o2.pl), and in 2000, he incorporated MediaOne sp. z o.o. (later, o2.pl sp. z o.o.), and, subsequently, Grupa o2 sp. z o.o., which, in 2011, was transformed into a joint stock company, Grupa o2 SA (currently, Wirtualna Polska Holding SA). Since the creation of the portal, Jacek Świderski has developed the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries on the Polish Internet market as, currently the President of the Management Board of the Company and of the following Subsidiaries: Grupa Wirtualna Polska SA and WP Shopping sp. z o.o. In 2009, he was appointed as a member of the management board of Bridge20 Enterprises Limited and continues to perform such a function today.
Since 2014, he has been the president of the management board of: Orfe SA, Eurydyka Sp. z o.o. (from 2015) and Liceia Sp. z o.o. (from 2016). Additionally, Jacek Świderski is a member of the supervisory boards of the following companies: Money.pl sp. z o.o. (since 2014), Domodi sp. z o.o. (since 2014 as chairman of the supervisory board), Dobreprogramy sp. z o.o. (since 2013 as chairman of the supervisory board), Nocowanie.pl sp. z o.o. (since 2015 as chairman of the supervisory board) and Enovatis SA (since 2015).
Jacek Świderski graduated the Warsaw School of Economics in 2002 with a master degree in management.
President of the Management Board and CEO since 10 February 2014.
According to the Company, Mr Jacek Świderski do not conduct any business competitive to that of the Company as the issuer, he is not involved in a competitive business as a shareholder or partner in a civil law company or partnership or a member of a corporate body of a competitive corporation or legal person and he is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors kept pursuant to the provisions of the National Court Register Act of 20 August 1997.
Legal basis: Article 56 sec. 1 item 2 of the Act dated 29 July 2005 on Public Offering, the Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organized Trading, and Public Companies in conjunction with § 38 sec. 1 item 2 and 7 of the Regulation issued by the Minister of Finance on 19 February 2009 on the Current and Periodic Information Transmitted by Securities Issuers and the Conditions for Recognizing the Information Required by the Regulations of a Non-Member State as Equivalent
Signatures of the individuals representing the Company:
Jacek Świderski – President of the Management Board/Chief Executive Officer
Elżbieta Bujniewicz – Belka – Member of the Management Board/Chief Financial Officer