Spark Networks plc

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Restructuring & Recapitalisations
Spark Networks(R) Will Seek Shareholder Approval to Reorganize in the United States

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 8  -- Spark Networks (MHJG: Prime Standard Frankfurt, LOV: AMEX), a leading provider of online personals services, announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the Company to seek shareholder approval to establish Spark Networks plc as a subsidiary of Spark Networks, Inc., a corporation that will be incorporated in Delaware.

@@start.t2@@      The proposed Delaware reorganization of the Company will be effected by way
of a Scheme of Arrangement under U.K. law.
      Pending shareholder and U.K. court approval, the shares (including the
Global Depositary Shares (GDSs) and American Depositary Shares (ADSs)) of the
U.K. company, Spark Networks plc, will be cancelled and shareholders, GDS
holders and ADS holders will each receive one share of Spark Networks, Inc.'s
common stock, for each ordinary share (or depositary share) that they currently
      Under the proposed Scheme of Arrangement, it is intended that the shares of
common stock in Spark Networks, Inc. will be listed for trading on the American
Stock Exchange, and Spark Networks plc's GDSs and ADSs will no longer trade on
the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange, respectively.
      The Company anticipates filing a preliminary proxy with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") with the Scheme proposal.
      Additional Information and Where to Find It:
      The Company's preliminary proxy statement will outline the proposed Scheme
of Arrangement in further detail.  Shareholders are advised to read the proxy
statement when it becomes available because it will contain important
information.  Shareholders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement (when
available) and other documents filed by the Company with the SEC at the SEC's
website at  Free copies of the proxy statement, once
available, and the Company's annual report may also be obtained from the Company
by directing a request to Gail Laguna, Spark Networks plc,@@end@@

8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

      Participants in the Solicitation:        Spark Networks plc and its
executive officers and directors may be deemed, under SEC rules, to
be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company's
shareholders.  Information regarding the executive officers and
directors of Spark Networks plc is included in its Proxy Statement
filed with the SEC on October 19, 2006 and its Form 8-K filed with
the SEC on  November 22, 2006.  More detailed information regarding
the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect
interests, by securities holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in
the proxy statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in
connection with the Extraordinary General Meeting.

@@start.t3@@      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(R).com (,
AmericanSingles(R).com (,
(, BBWPersonalsPlus(R).com (,
CatholicMingle(TM).com (, LDSMingle(R).com
(, (,
PrimeSingles(TM).net (, and
      Safe Harbor Statement:
      This press release contains forward-looking statements.  Any statements in
this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be considered
to be forward-looking statements.  Written words, such as "may," "intends,"
"seek," and "will," or variations of these or similar words, identify@@end@@

forward-looking statements.  By their nature, forward looking statements and forecasts involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the near future.  There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the Company's inability to obtain shareholder approval or U.K. court approval of the Scheme of Arrangement; unanticipated delays related to the filing of the proxy statement or effectuating the Scheme of Arrangement; and inability to obtain approval of the listing of common shares of Spark Networks, Inc. on the American Stock Exchange.  For a discussion of these and further risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC.  You may read and copy any reports, statements or other information that we file at the SEC's public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room.  Our public filings with the SEC also are available from commercial document retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at

      Investor Conference Call:        The Company's management team will
be on hand to address questions regarding the proposed Scheme of
Arrangement during its quarterly investor conference call scheduled
to take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at  1:30 p.m. Pacific
Time and 10:30 p.m. Frankfurt Time.

      Call Title:                                Spark Networks
      Toll-Free (United States):        +1-800-632-2989
      International:                          +1-973-935-8758
      Confirmation #:                         8321321

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