Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council


U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The executive committee of the U.S.-Ukraine Business
Council (USUBC), on behalf of the entire membership, is most pleased to
announce that CEC Government Relations firm has been approved USUBC
membership.  CEC is USUBC member number 90.

The CEC Government Relations firm is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, with representation in the United States. CEC also has wholly-owned offices or partnerships in Vilnius, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest and Sofia. Marek Matraszek is the founding partner and managing director.

USUBC has been working with managing director Marek Matraszek for several months on a variety of business matters related to Ukraine and the U.S. Marek undertakes work in the Ukraine together with his New York and Kiev-based partner Adrian Karatnycky.  Matraszek will represent CEC Government Relations on the USUBC board of directors.


CEC Government Relations is the leading independent public affairs agency
in the EU's new Central European member states, offering a full range of
professional public affairs and strategic communications services.

CEC does work for UPS, Lockheed Martin, Ford, GTech, Google and other
U.S. companies in Poland and in central/eastern Europe, and has a special
expertise in the defense and energy sectors.

CEC is an independent company but has a teaming agreement and affiliate
office arrangement with two US-based lobbying firms, Burson-Marsteller
and Interel.


CEC Government Relations was established in Central Europe in 1993 by
Marek Matraszek as the first independent Western-style lobbying company in Central Europe. By combining his British roots and experience with local staff and resources, Marek has expanded the firm across the region and continue to grow into new markets.

CEC has remained fiercely independent over the years, but has also invested time in developing a network of relationships with partner public affairs and public relations companies in Europe, the UK and the United States.

More information about CEC can be found at: www.cecgr.com.

"The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is most pleased to have CEC
Government Relations join the rapidly expanding USUBC membership." said
Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, who serves as President of USUB


CEC Government Relations is the 39th new member for 2008, and the 69th new member since January of 2007. USUBC membership has quadrupled in the past 20 months, going from 22 members in January of 2007 to 90 members in September of 2008. Membership is expected to top 100 very soon.

The other new members in 2008 are MaxWell USA, Baker and McKenzie
law firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Dipol Chemical International,
MJA Asset Management, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Halliburton,
DLA Piper law firm, EPAM Systems, DHL International Ukraine, Air Tractor,
Inc., Magisters law firm, Ernst & Young, Umbra LLC., US PolyTech LLC,
Vision TV LLC, Crumpton Group, American Express Bank, a Standard
Chartered group company, TNK-BP Commerce LLC, Rakotis, American
Councils for International Education, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP,
International Commerce Corporation, IMTC-MEI, Nationwide Equipment
Company, First International Resources, the Doheny Global Group, Foyil
Securities, KPMG, Asters law firm, Solid Team LLC, R & J Trading
International, Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm, AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines,
ContourGlobal, Winner Imports LLC (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo,
Porsche), 3M and Edelman.

The complete USUBC membership list and other information about USUBC
can be found at: http://www.usubc.org.