MatchNet plc

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Spark Networks announces acquisition of MingleMatch
Quick integration of Websites and subscribers intended

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23.05.2005

BEVERLY HILLS, California, May 23, 2005 - Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of MingleMatch, Inc. (www.minglematch.com), a company that operates religious, ethnic, special interest and geographically targeted online singles communities. MingleMatch already generates revenues through subscribers of their online services.

MingleMatch’s brands, which include, among others, Black Singles Connection, Christian Mingle, LDS Mingle, BBW Personals Plus, Military Singles Connection and Single Parents Mingle, will join Spark Networks’ roster of online communities led by AmericanSingles® and JDate®.

This acquisition reflects Spark Networks’ commitment to creating affinity-focused online personals that provide the highest quality experience for its members. Singles identify with communities which revolve around specific needs and interests.

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’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.com, JDate.com, JDate.co.il, MatchNet®.de, MatchNet.co.uk, MatchNet.com.au, Glimpse.com, SilverSinglesTM.com, CollegeLuv.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 Guido Pickert

Branche: Online
ISIN:      US5766601042
WKN:        930129
Index:    SDAX, Prime Standard, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / 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
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade



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