Operational Update

DP Poland PLC (“DP Poland” or the “Company”)

Confirmation of Board Appointments and Management Appointments at DP Polska S.A.

The Board is pleased to announce that the Company has made good progress in its first few months in the implementation of the business plan.

The first store in Warsaw is near to completion and on target for opening at the end of February 2011, with a number of other store leases signed up or in advanced stages of lease negotiation. DP Polska S.A., the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary through which the master franchise will be operated, has secured a number of high calibre personnel to join the team in Poland, including appointments in marketing, operations and HR. The first eight store managers have been hired ready for training in the US in the New Year.

Confirmation of Chairman and Chief Executive of DP Poland PLC

Following their interim appointments as Chairman and Chief Executive of DP Poland PLC respectively, the Board confirms the appointments of Nick Donaldson as Non-Executive Chairman and Peter Shaw as Chief Executive, with immediate effect.

Managing Director of DP Polska S.A.

The Board is also pleased to announce the appointment of Maciej Jania as Managing Director of DP Polska S.A. (“DPSA”). Maciej (39) was previously the Financial and Commercial Director of DPSA and has a strong commercial management background in large multi-site businesses. He joined DPSA from Samsung Electronics (Poland) where, since September 2007, he held a senior financial position. Prior to this, Maciej was a key member of the highly successful founding team at coffeeheaven international PLC.

The Board is also pleased to announce that Malgorzata Maruchin (37) will be joining the DPSA senior management team in early January 2011 as Chief Accountant. Malgorzata is joining DPSA from Nestlé Polska where she held the position of Senior Accountant, responsible for the daily management of the Nestlé Polska accounting team. Working alongside Maciej Jania, Malgorzata will be responsible for managing all of DPSA’s accounts functions. Prior to Nestlé Polska, Malgorzata was a tax and accounting specialist working with a range of accounting practices, including KMPG Accounting Services SP Zo.o.

1 December 2010


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