Spark Networks plc

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / SPARK NETWORKS® REPORTS RECORD REVENUE AND NET INCOME IN THIRD QUARTER 2006
Quarterly Revenue of USD 17,5 Million (Q3/05: 16,9 Mio.)
Quarterly Net Income of USD 2,8 Milli

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07.11.2006

SPARK NETWORKS® REPORTS RECORD REVENUE AND NET INCOME IN THIRD QUARTER 2006 Quarterly Revenue of USD 17,5 Million (Q3/05: 16,9 Mio.) Quarterly Net Income of USD 2,8 Million (Q3/05: -2,2 Mio.)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., November 7, 2006 - Spark Networks plc (Prime Standard: MHJG; AMEX: LOV), a leading provider of online personals services, today reported third quarter 2006 financial results. The Company has been successfully restructured with an emphasis on free cash flow growth. Spark Networks will continue to focus on high margin affinity groups, product enhancements and accretive acquisitions to further strengthen the balance sheet of the company.

Financial Results Third Quarter 2006 Reported revenue for the third quarter of 2006 was USD 17,5 million, an increase of 4% compared to USD 16,9 million for the same period in 2005. Total operating expenses for the third quarter of 2006 were USD 8,8 million, a decrease of 25% compared to USD 11,8 million for the same period in 2005. EBITDA for the third quarter of 2006 was USD 3,7 million, an increase of 505% compared to a negative EBITDA of USD 740.000 during the same period in 2005. The Company reported net income of USD 2,8 million, or USD 0,09 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2006, compared to a net loss of USD 2,2 million, or USD (0,08) per share, for the same period in 2005. Average paying subscribers for the Company as a whole in the third quarter of 2006 were 240.859, an increase of 13% compared to 213.493 from the same period in 2005. Subscriber Acquisition Cost for the Company in the third quarter of 2006 was USD 24,87, a decrease of 18% compared to USD 30,23 from the same period last year.

Financial Results for the first nine months 2006 Revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 was USD 51,6 million, an increase of 6% compared to USD 48,9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2005. Operating expenses for that period were USD 29,4 million, a decrease of 6% compared to USD 31,2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2005. EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 was USD 7,3 million, an increase of 281% compared to an EBITDA of USD 2,6 million during the same period in 2005. Net income for the first nine months 2006 was USD 3,9 million, or USD 0,12 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of USD 1,0 million, or USD (0,04) per share, for the same period in 2005.  Average paying subscribers for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 were 236.630, an increase of 11% compared to 213.966 for the nine months ended September 30, 2005. Subscriber Acquisition Cost for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 was USD 27,33, a decrease of 4% compared to USD 28,57 for the nine months ended September 30, 2005. Cash flow from operations during the first nine months of 2006 was USD 8,3 million, an increase of 388% compared to cash flow from operations of USD 1,7 million in the first nine months of 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 Q3 ’06 Financial Results  International:  +1-973-582-2703 Confirmation #: 7964972 One-Week Replay International:+1-973-341-3080

The company will also host a webcast of the call which will be accessible on the company’s website in the Investor Relations section under "Featured Events": http://www.spark.net/investor.htm

About Spark Networks plc: Spark Networks’ American Depository Shares trade on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol "LOV," and its Global Depositary Shares trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "MHJG." The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer websites includes, among others, JDate.com (www.jdate.com), AmericanSingles.com (www.americansingles.com), BBWPersonalsPlus®.com (www.bbwpersonalsplus.com), BlackSingles.com (www.blacksingles.com), CatholicMingle.com (www.catholicmingle.com), LDSMingle®.com (www.ldsmingle.com), LDSSingles.com (www.ldssingles.com), PrimeSingles™.net (www.primesingles.net), and Relationships.com (www.relationships.com).

For More Information 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

Guido Pickert

Branche: Electronic Commerce
ISIN:      US8465131097
WKN:        A0DPY1
Index:    Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
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