Spark Networks plc

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Spark Networks® Announces Second Quarter Results

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03.08.2006

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., August 3, 2006 - Spark Networks plc (Frankfurt Prime Standard: MHJG; AMEX: LOV), a leading provider of online personals services, today reported second quarter 2006 financial results.  Second Quarter Results Reported revenue for the second quarter of 2006 was USD17,3 million, an increase of 12% compared to USD 15,5 million for the same period in 2005. EBITDA was USD 1,52 million, compared to an EBITDA of USD 368.000 in 2005. The Company reported a net income of USD 327.000, or USD 0,01 per share, for the second quarter of 2006, compared to a net loss of USD 859.000, or USD (0,03) per share, for the same period in 2005.  Average paying subscribers for the Company as a whole in the second quarter of 2006 were approximately 239.400, an increase of 15% compared to 208.100 from the same period in 2005. Direct subscriber acquisition cost (SAC) in the second quarter of 2006 was USD 34,45, an increase of 8% compared to USD 31,93 from the same period last year.

Six Months Results Revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2006 was USD 34,1 million, an increase of 7% compared to USD 32,0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2005. EBITDA was USD 3,6 million, compared to an EBITDA of USD 3,4 million in 2005. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2006 was USD 1,0 million, or USD 0,03 per share, compared to USD 1,1 million, or USD 0,04 per share, for the same period in 2005. Average paying subscribers for the six months ended June 30, 2006 were 235.000, an increase of 10% compared to 214.000 for the six months ended June 30, 2005. SAC for the six months ended June 30, 2006 was USD 30,28, an increase of 9% compared to USD 27,70 for the six months ended June 30, 2005.

Investor conference call: The Company will discuss its financial results during a live teleconference today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time and 10:30 p.m. Frankfurt time. Call Title: Spark Networks Q2 ’06 Financial Results Toll-Free (United States): +1-888-802-7346 International: + 1-973-582-2785 Confirmation #: 7611570

About Spark Networks® plc: Spark Networks is a leading provider of online personals services. The company operates approximately 25 online personals communities primarily focused on religious, ethnic or special interest groups. Spark Networks portfolio of consumer websites includes, among others, JDate®.com (www.jdate.com), AmericanSingles®.com (www.americansingles.com), Relationships.com™ (www.relationships.com), BlackSingles.com® (www.blacksingles.com) and PrimeSingles™.net (www.primesingles.net). The company’s American Depositary Shares trade on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX:LOV), and its Global Depositary Shares trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "MHJG."

Contacts:

Media Gail Laguna + 1 323 836 3000 glaguna@spark.net

Investors Mark Thompson + 1 323 836 3000 mthompson@spark.net

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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: Electronic Commerce
ISIN:      US8465131097
WKN:        A0DPY1
Index:    Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
              standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade



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