MatchNet plc

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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers / MatchNet plc signs agreement to purchase leading competitor (E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Los Angeles, December 1st, 2003 - MatchNet plc (MHJG: Prime Standard Frankfurt), one of the largest providers of online personals, today announced that it had signed agreements with Point Match Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) to purchase certain assets, including Cupidon®, the leading internet personals services in Israel, and JCupid®.com, which is a competitor of MatchNet’s JDate®.com. This deal cements MatchNet’s leadership position in the Jewish online personals market and is an important step to spread MatchNet’s success in the Jewish community with JDate® and expand it outside the English speaking world. Jdate®.com is unique in the online personals industry in its market penetration in the US and has provided MatchNet with a solid foundation to enable the growth of AmercianSingles®.com into one of the world’s largest personals sites. About MatchNet® plc MatchNet plc (MHJG: Frankfurt Stock Exchange - Prime Standard) is one of the largest providers of online dating services worldwide. The MatchNet network includes AmericanSingles®.com, FaceLink®.com,,, and In addition, the Company operates JDate®.com &, the dominant Jewish dating services worldwide and Glimpse®.com, a leading online dating service for relationship-minded gay men and women. MatchNet's network of websites enjoys a combined membership of over 14 million registered members worldwide. MatchNet earns its revenue from recurring membership subscription fees and special events. MatchNet plc was incorporated in England in 1998. More information on the Company is available at end of announcement euro adhoc 01.12.2003 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Further inquiry note: Elmar Bob Branche: Online ISIN: US5766601042 WKN: 930129 Index: Classic All Share, Prime All Share, Prime Standard Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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