LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 26, 2014 – Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV), a leader in creating niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve, announced today certain information related to its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The 2014 Annual Meeting is expected to be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. At the meeting, stockholders of record as of Monday, April 28, 2014, will be asked to vote on the matters outlined in Spark Networks’ proxy materials to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company has also received notice that certain stockholders intend to nominate candidates for director and present certain stockholder proposals at the meeting, in each case under the Company’s bylaws. The Spark Networks Board of Directors will present its recommendation regarding each of the matters to be considered at the meeting, including any matters properly brought before the meeting by stockholders, in its definitive proxy materials, including a WHITE proxy card, which will be filed with the SEC and disseminated to stockholders.
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About Spark Networks, Inc.:
The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer Web sites includes, among others, JDate®.com (www.jdate.com), ChristianMingle®.com (www.christianmingle.com), Spark®.com (www.spark.com), BlackSingles.com® (www.blacksingles.com), and SilverSingles®.com (www.silversingles.com).
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Spark Networks, Inc. (the “Company”), its directors and certain of its executive officers and employees are considered to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the matters to be presented at the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting. The Company intends to file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with any such solicitation of proxies from its stockholders and will furnish a definitive proxy statement to its stockholders along with a WHITE proxy card when they become available. SPARK NETWORKS, INC. STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ ANY SUCH PROXY STATEMENT AND ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Additional information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the proxy statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting. Stockholders will be able to obtain any proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement and other documents filed by the Company with the SEC free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies will also be available free of charge at the Company’s website at www.spark.net, by writing to Spark Networks, Inc. at 11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90025, or by contacting Georgeson Inc. at 888-293-6812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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