Czerska 8/10 Street
Numer KRS: 59944
June 5, 2019 / 15:53
The Management Board of Agora S.A. with its seat in Warsaw (the "Company") informs that today, i.e. on June 5, 2019 it received information that according to § 21 section 1 (a) (i) of Agora's Statute, Agora-Holding Sp. z o.o., the shareholder holding 100% of the registered preferred series A shares, submitted the following persons as candidates for the Supervisory Board of Agora S.A:
Since September 1, 2018 Board Member of Black Red White S.A., and since December 1, 2018 President of the management Board of the company. In the years 2012-2018, the president of GOBARTO S.A. (formely PKM DUDA S.A.) responsible for development and implementation of the company's strategy. In the years 2009-2012, he was a member of the board of PKM DUDA and CEO of CM Makton S.A. In the years 1998-2008, he worked for the ORLEN Capital Group, where he was also a member of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN and Mazeikiu Nafta responsible, inter alia, for the oversight of the companies of the group and the integration of capital assets. He was also responsible for development and implementation of the restructuring plan in the ORLEN Capital Group.
Dariusz Formela is a graduate of the Law and Administration Faculty at the University of Gdansk. He also obtained an MBA diploma from the University of Bradford and Kozminski University.
Dariusz Formela has unique professional experience in managing large organizations, which is especially useful for a Supervisory Board member of Agora S.A.
He worked in the Sygnity S.A. (formerly ComputerLand SA) since the company's inception in 1991, and from 1992 to 2005, he served as the President of the Management Board, later for two years he served as the President of the Sygnity Group (formerly ComputerLand Group). He is considered to be the founder of the company's success.
Moreover, he is, inter alia, a member the Information Society Development Foundation, a board member of GESSEL Foundation for the National Museum in Warsaw, Trilateral Commission, as well as a board member of Public Affairs Institute.
Tomasz Sielicki has unique professional experience in managing large organizations, which is especially useful for a Supervisory Board member of Agora S.A.
Ph.D. Andrzej Szlęzak
Of Counsel in Sołtysiński, Kawecki & Szlęzak (SK&S) law firm (formely Senior Partner). Andrzej Szlezak joined Soltysinski, Kawecki & Szlezak shortly after its founding in 1991, in 1993 he became a partner. Since 1996 till 2015 he was a senior partner. In SK&S he was engaged in legal services in a number of privatizations and the restructuring processes of various sectors of Polish industry and banking. He supervised numerous merger and acquisition projects, participated in greenfield projects, prepared a large number of transaction documents, and was the author of numerous legal opinions in the field of civil and commercial law. He is an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce and Vice-President of the Council of Arbitration; and was frequently appointed as an arbitrator in disputes brought before the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.
Andrzej Szlezak is the author of numerous publications, including foreign ones, in the field of civil and commercial law.
Andrzej Szlezak received his master's degrees in Law and English Philology at the Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznan. In the years 1979-1981, he was a trainee judge at the Regional Court in Poznan. Since 1979, he was a research worker in the Institute of Civil Law AMU, where he received his doctorate and habilitation degree in the field of civil law. In 1994, he was appointed professor of AMU until his departure from the University in 1996. Ph.D. Andrzej Szlezak was a scholarship holder of a number of foreign universities, including the universities of Oxford and Michigan. Currently, ph.d. Andrzej Szlezak is a professor of the University of Social Science and Humanities (SWPS) in Warsaw.
Andrzej Szlezak has a broad knowledge of legal regulations, especially those regarding commercial law, which is especially useful for a member of Agora's Supervisory Board.
Associated with Agora almost since its inception. In 1998-2007 and between June 28th, 2013 and March 12th, 2014 served as the CEO of the Management Board. Under her leadership, Agora grew into one of the largest and most best known media companies in Central and Eastern Europe. After resignation from the function of the Company's CEO she remained associated with Agora, as an advisor to the Supervisory Board until her appointment to the supervisory body. Member of Supervisory Board of Agora in 2009-2019.
She represented Agora S.A. in the European Publishers Council and the Polish Confederation of Private Employers LEWIATAN, where she was a member of the main board and a member of the supervisory board of the Polish Private Media and Advertising Employers Confederation.
In 1984-1992, she was the Head of New Product Development in Citibank NA in New York. Previously, for two years she was the director of a research project at the Faculty of Psychology at Yale University, and in 1977-1979 research fellow at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. Her professional career began as a psychology lecturer at universities in New York and Connecticut.
In years 2008-2018, she was a member of the supervisory board of Adecco SA, a Swiss company operating internationally, specialized in recruitment services, where she chairs the Corporate Governance Committee.
For years she was a member of the Council of the Central European University in Budapest, where she chaired its Audit Committee. She was also a member of the International Advisory Council at the Brookings Institution in Washington for many years. Since 2002 she is a member of Polish Group in the Trilateral Commission.
In 1977 she received a Ph.D. in Psychology from City University of New York. A graduate of Yale University, School of Organization and Management, where in 1984 she received a Master of Private & Public Management.
Associated with the company almost since its inception. Under her leadership Agora grew into one of the largest and best known media companies in Central and Eastern Europe. She has broad knowledge about Company and media market in Poland and worldwide, which is especially useful for Agora's Supervisory Board member.
Maciej Wiśniewski has twenty years of experience in investment management and investment funds. He successfully founded, developed and sold Investors Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych S.A., which was one of the first private investment fund companies on the Polish market. Previously, he was associated with BZ WBK AIB Asset Management and LG Bank. He started his professional career at Raiffeisen Capital and Bank Millennium.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors in MacroEquity Global Investments SICAV, the investment fund with it seat in Luxemburg.
Maciej Wiśniewski graduated from the Faculty of Finance and Banking at the Warsaw School of Economics and the Faculty of Finance at London Business School.
Maciej Wiśniewski has knowledge and experience in the field of capital market investments both in Poland and in Europe. Long-term professional practice on the capital market is particularly useful for Agora's Supervisory Board member.
Candidates expressed the consent to be candidates to the Supervisory Board of the Company and submitted all necessary declarations.