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Consolidated financial statements of the Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski SA Group (‘the PKO Bank Polski SA Group’, ‘the Group’) have been prepared for the year ended 31 December 2011 and include comparative data for the year ended 31 December 2010. Data has been presented in PLN thousand unless indicated otherwise.

The parent company of the Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna Group is Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna (‘PKO Bank Polski SA’, ‘the parent company’, ‘the Bank’).

The parent company was established in 1919 as the Pocztowa Kasa Oszczędnościowa. Since 1950 the parent company operated as the Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności State-owned bank. Pursuant to the Decree of the Council of Ministers dated 18 January 2000 (Journal of Laws No. 5, item 55 with subsequent amendments) Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności (a Stateowned bank) was transformed into a state-owned joint-stock company, Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna with its head office in Warsaw, Puławska 15, 02-515 Warsaw, Poland.

On 12 April 2000, Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna was entered into the Register of Companies by the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw, Commercial Court XVI Registration Department. At present, the appropriate Court of Registration is the District Court for the capital city of Warsaw, XIII Economic Department of the National Court Register. The Bank was registered under entry No. KRS 0000026438 and was granted a statistical REGON No. 016298263. The Bank's paid share capital amounts to PLN 1 250 000 thousand.