MatchNet plc

euro adhoc: MatchNet plc
Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., December 28, 2004 - MatchNet plc, a leading provider of online personals in the United States and internationally, today announced the appointment of Scott Shleifer, a managing director at Tiger Technology, L.P., and Michael A. Brown, a managing partner at government and public affairs consulting firm Alcalde & Fay, to MatchNet’s board of directors.

At Tiger Technology, a New York-based investment fund that holds a significant stake in MatchNet, Mr. Shleifer’s principal areas of focus include the Internet, the business services sector and for-profit education.  He joined the firm in 2002, having earlier worked in private equity at The Blackstone Group, a leading international investment and advisory firm.  Mr. Shleifer earned a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude.

At Alcalde & Fay, which is based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Brown is focused on international trade, foreign relations, federal and state representation, and public policy.  Prior to joining the firm, he practiced law at Washington-based Patton Boggs LLP, where he concentrated on a range of municipal issues.  Mr. Brown has twice been appointed as a member to the U.S. Presidential Delegations to Africa and serves as the president of the Ronald H. Brown Foundation, which seeks to carry on the work of Mr. Brown’s father, who was U.S. Secretary of Commerce under former President Bill Clinton.  Mr. Brown earned a B.A. degree from Clark University and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.

The appointments of Mr. Shleifer and Mr. Brown bring the number MatchNet’s directors to six, furthering the company’s stated goal of expanding and diversifying its board.

About MatchNet plc: MatchNet plc’s Global Depositary Shares trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) under the symbol "MHJG".  The MatchNet network includes AmericanSingles®.com, JDate®.com,,,,, Glimpse.comTM,, Date.caTM, and FaceLink®.com.  MatchNet was incorporated in England in 1998. More information is available at

For More Information Ken Ross + 1 323 658 3010

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 28.12.2004 08:04:00

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