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SPARK NETWORKS NAMES PROMINENT VENTURE PHILANTHROPIST, LAURA LAUDER, TO COMPANY┬ĺS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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10.02.2005

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., February 10, 2005 - Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, today announced the appointment of Laura Lauder, a general partner at Lauder Partners, to its Board of Directors.

At Lauder Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, Mrs. Lauder┬ĺs primary areas of focus include Internet and cable-related technologies.  In addition to her work at Lauder Partners, Mrs. Lauder is involved in a variety of philanthropic initiatives, particularly in the Jewish community.  In the past, she has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation and its Endowment Committee, JESNA, the Jewish Funders Network, AJWS and the NPR Foundation.  In 2004, Mrs. Lauder was named one of "10 Women to Watch" by Jewish Woman magazine. Mrs. Lauder earned a BA in International Relations from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. Her tremendous background, both in the philanthropic and venture capital communities, as well as her passion for the Internetbusiness, combine to make her a wonderful addition to the companies' Board of Directors.

IR Contact: Elmar Bob Tel.: +49 (69) 74 09 37 88 Fax: +49 (69) 74 09 37 87 E-Mail: elmar@spark.net URL: http://www.spark-networks.com

About Spark Networks plc: Spark Networks plc┬ĺs Global Depositary Shares trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) under the symbol "MHJG".  The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer Web sites includes AmericanSingles┬«.com, JDate┬«.com, JDate.co.il, MatchNet┬«.de, MatchNet.co.uk, MatchNet.com.au, Glimpse.comTM, CollegeLuvTM.com,  Date.caTM, and FaceLink┬«.com.  The company was formed in England in 1998.

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Further inquiry note: Elmar Bob Tel.: +49 (69) 74 09 37 88 Fax: +49 (69) 74 09 37 87 E-Mail: elmar@spark.net

Branche: Online
ISIN:      US5766601042
WKN:        930129
Index:    SDAX, Prime Standard, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
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