BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., February 14, 2006 – Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, is pleased to announce that its American Depository Shares (ADSs) have been approved to trade on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) under the ticker symbol “LOV.” This creates a dual listing for Spark Networks, on AMEX and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, where it has been listed since 2000.
“We are pleased to have completed our U.S. listing on AMEX,” stated David Siminoff, president and chief executive officer of Spark Networks plc. “We believe that, among other things, this listing will benefit our shareholders and give the company greater access to U.S. investors. The lion’s share of our business and our corporate base of operations is in the United States, so this move is a logical step forward for Spark, as a company.”
This approval is contingent upon the Company being in compliance with all applicable listing standards on the date it begins trading on the Exchange, and may be rescinded if the Company is not in compliance with such standards.
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About Spark Networks plc:
Spark Networks plc’s American Depositary 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®.com (www.jdate.com) AmericanSingles®.com (www.americansingles.com), BlackSinglesConnection™.com (www.blacksinglesconnection.com), and ChristianMingle®.com (www.christianmingle.com).
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