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Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)
Spark Networks names media veteran Martial Chaillet to Company┬ĺs Board of Directors

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Beverly Hills, CA - February 28th, 2005 - Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, today announced the appointment of Martial Chaillet, Founder and Chairman of MediaWin & Partners, to its Board of Directors.

MediaWin, a Geneva, Switzerland-based private investment firm, primarily focuses on investments in media and media-related companies around the world. Prior to founding MediaWin, Mr. Chaillet was Senior Vice President and Global Portfolio Manager of Capital Research and Management, the mutual fund arm of The Capital Group, one of the world┬ĺs largest financial institutions. At The Capital Group, where he spent thirty years, Mr. Chaillet was also responsible for global research for media and entertainment companies, as well as telecom services and equipment companies.

Spark Networks feels honored that Mr. Chaillet has chosen to join their Board of Directors, since his background, experience and reputation, in both the financial and media industries, speak for themselves.

Investor conference call The company will release its full year 2004 results on March 3rd, 2005 and will discuss these results during a live teleconference on the same day at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time (US & Canada) and 6:30 p.m. Frankfurt time.

IR Contact: Elmar Bob Tel.: +49 (69) 74 09 37 88 Fax: +49 (69) 74 09 37 87 E-Mail: URL:

About Spark Networks plc: Spark Networks plc's Global Depositary Shares trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) under the symbol "MHJG".  The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer Web sites includes AmericanSingles(R).com, JDate(R).com,, MatchNet(R).de,,,, CollegeLuv(TM).com,, and FaceLink(R).com.  The company was formed in England in 1998. More informations about Spark Networks plc are available on the website

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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: (Guido Pickert)

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